Posted on Tue 14 Nov 2017, 04:16 AM

Few countries, especially those from different continents, have met each other more than Nigeria and Argentina.

They have met at Under-17, Under-20, Under-23 and senior level, dating back to 1993 when Nigeria's U17 played Argentina for the first time.

A year later, the senior sides met at the 1994 World Cup and have clashed a total of six times since.
Here are a few things to look forward to in Tuesday's meeting in Krasnodar:

Landmark match for Mikel

Posted on Sat 11 Nov 2017, 06:14 AM

Arsene Wenger has revealed that England’s reluctance to push for Alex Iwobi influenced the Arsenal midfielder's decision to play for Nigeria.

Prior to getting his first cap for Nigeria in October 2015, the 21-year-old had featured for the Three Lions’ youth sides.

And despite prospects of representing them at full international level, Iwobi opted to don the Super Eagles’ white and Green - a decision Wenger said was made easier by England’s rather soft approach.

“He had the potential to play for England and for Nigeria,” Wenger told Arsenal Player.

Posted on Wed 11 Oct 2017, 01:19 PM

Not much is usually known about many foreign based Nigerian footballers who didn't begin their career back home. In some cases, their root is usually a subject of debates and arguments.

But for the Arsenal forward whose late strike on Saturday, ensured that Nigeria will participate in the 2018 world cup in Russia, he does not just have a traceable root but evidence that football runs in his blood.

After all what do you expect from him when he is a nephew to the legendry Austine JJ Okocha. 

See these pictures below and smile if you can.


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