Messi, Ighalo to miss Argentina, Nigeria clash

#1
The much-hyped international friendly
between Argentina and Nigeria suffered a
heavy blow yesterday when it was
announced that the biggest attraction in
the game scheduled for Krasnodar, Russia
on November 14, Lionel Messi, and Super
Eagles’ striker, Odion Ighalo, will not play in
the match.
According to Argentine website,
http://www.mundoalbiceleste.com, Messi will play
in the country’s first friendly match against
Russia on November 11 in Moscow before
flying back to Barcelona.
Messi did the same thing back in June when
Jorge Sampaoli first took charge of the
team. The Argentina captain played in the
team’s 1-0 victory against Brazil in Australia
while missing the match against Singapore
a few days later.
Reports say the Barcelona ace’s decision to
leave Russia earlier than his teammates may
not be unconnected with the ISIS threat to
his life and that of some other super stars.
The last time the two teams faced off was
at the 2014 FIFA World Cup where the
Albiceleste won 3-2 courtesy of two goals
by Messi himself.
Another big attraction to the game, Odion
Ighalo has also confirmed that he will miss
Nigeria’s upcoming matches against Algeria
and Argentina due to injury.
According to africanfootball.com, the
Chanchung Yatai striker was on Monday
named in the Super Eagles’ squad for their
final 2018 World Cup qualifier away to
Algeria on November 10, followed by a
friendly against Argentina in Russia four
days later.
However, Ighalo suffered a knock to his
knee in Changchun’s latest match over the
weekend and is set to be sidelined for
approximately two weeks.
“I suffered a knee sprain (ligament) in our
last game against Chongqing Dangdai Lifan
FC on Sunday, I was able to finish the game
because I thought it wasn’t serious, then I
started feeling pains after the game,” Ighalo
said.
“I will be out of action for 10-15 days, I
won’t be able to play against Algeria and
Argentina,” he said.
Ighalo has established himself as the leader
of Nigeria’s attack through the World Cup
qualifiers and scored the opening goal in
the 4-0 win over Cameroon in September.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s former midfielder,
Mutiu Adepoju has urged the Super Eagles
to treat Argentina as equals during the
game, saying that victory would lift the
country in the FIFA global rankings.
Adepoju, who said that the Eagles coach,
Gernot Rohr need to parade the best
players for the tune up match, believes a
good outing would boost Nigeria’s
confidence at next year’s World Cup.
The former Racing Santander of Spain
player opined that Argentina will approach
the game with determination to win
because they will want to test the type of
opposition they would get in Russia next
year.
He advised the coaches to use the World
Cup qualifier against Algeria to prepare the
team for the international friendly, which he
sees as an opportunity for the country to
exhibit its football prowess to the rest of
the world.
“Playing against one of the best teams in
the world is a great opportunity for Coach
Rohr to understand the level of his progress
with the Eagles.
The players need to work hard ahead of the
tie by beating Algeria. This would put them
in the right spirit to confront Argentina.
“The friendly is a grade A friendly that must
be approached seriously. Any team is
beatable. The Eagles should maintain their
wining spirit,” he said.
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#2
i don't think they will stand a chance against Argentina
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#3
(03-11-2017, 04:07 PM)emeks Wrote: i don't think they will stand a chance against Argentina

even without messi, let assume ighalo is fit for nigeria, do u think nigeria will bring will bring argentina down. 'NO' i dont tink so.
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#4
with or without messi Nigeria is set to lose no two ways about it
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#5
(03-11-2017, 09:13 PM)hiro Wrote: with or without messi Nigeria is set to lose no two ways about it

we all sure abt. Nigeria na small tin fr argentina to handle
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#6
(03-11-2017, 09:48 PM)Princejamesnnake Wrote: we all sure abt. Nigeria na small tin fr argentina to handle

of course why else would messi not come he Has no time to waste with small friea
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#7
(03-11-2017, 09:52 PM)hiro Wrote: of course why else would messi not come he Has no time to waste with small friea

lwkmd Big Grin
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#8
(03-11-2017, 10:06 PM)Princejamesnnake Wrote: lwkmd Big Grin

wht I am just stating the truth
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#9
(03-11-2017, 10:37 PM)hiro Wrote: wht I am just stating the truth

yea, though na two country wan face argentina. (nigeria/biafra)
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#10
(04-11-2017, 11:12 AM)Princejamesnnake Wrote: yea, though na two country wan face argentina. (nigeria/biafra)

oga don't count your eggs b4 they are hatched
get Biafra first before u face messi
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#11
(04-11-2017, 12:43 PM)hiro Wrote: oga don't count your eggs b4 they are hatched
get Biafra first before u face messi

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#12
(04-11-2017, 12:48 PM)Princejamesnnake Wrote: lols. Guys i wan learn sumtin frm u. How u dey tek do diz ur votin stuff fr diz forum?

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#13
(04-11-2017, 09:31 PM)hiro Wrote: ask ojukwu @ojukwu someone needs your help

i no need help again. Frgt, i don reason wit my goddess already
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#14
(04-11-2017, 10:10 PM)Princejamesnnake Wrote: i no need help again. Frgt, i don reason wit my goddess already

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#15
(05-11-2017, 07:29 AM)hiro Wrote: goddess abeg send me her number

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#16
(05-11-2017, 03:34 PM)Princejamesnnake Wrote: 0606 666 6666

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#17
(05-11-2017, 07:39 PM)hiro Wrote: u dey craze

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#18
(05-11-2017, 11:16 PM)Princejamesnnake Wrote: abi

for sure no doubt about it
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