FIFA endorses Nigeria, Argentina friendly

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World football governing body, FIFA, has approved the glamour international friendly clash between Nigeria and Argentina.

The Super Eagles will test their might against the Albiceleste on November 14 in the Russian city of Krasnodar in preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

According to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the encounter was endorsed via a letter forwarded to the Football Union of Russia.

“In accordance with article 7 of the regulations, FIFA is happy to provide official authorisation for this men’s tier 1 international match,” the statement reads.

“Please note that this authorisation is conditional upon FIFA receiving details of the referees who will officiate in the stated match.

“We will confirm authorisation once the referee details have been received and checked. We would like to remind you that only referees included in the 2017 FIFA Refereeing Lists can officiate in an international “A” match.

“We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that in accordance with article 12 of the Regulations Governing International Matches, your association is required to ensure that a completed association report, list of players for both teams and the referee report are submitted to FIFA within 48 hours of each international “A” match.”

Nigeria have only won once in seven previous meetings with the two-time world champions.