Nigeria to face Argentina again

By Oluwashina OkelejiBBC Sport
Nigeria v Argentina (Abuja, 1 June 2011)
Nigeria thrashed an under-strength Argentina 4-1 in Abuja

Following their clash in Abuja earlier this month, Nigeria are set to play Argentina in another friendly in Bangladesh on 6 September.

The match in Dhaka will take place just two days after Nigeria's African Cup of Nations qualifier in Madagascar.

News of the fixture comes as Fifa is still investigating unusual betting patterns relating to Nigeria's 4-1 win over Argentina in Abuja on 1 June.

The South Americans will take on the Super Eagles after a date with Venezuela in the Indian city of Kolkata on 2 September.

Both matches are designed to boost football on the cricket-mad subcontinent.

On June 1, Argentina fielded an experimental side, with Lionel Messi, Carlos Tevez, Javier Mascherano and Sergio Aguero all absent.

But the Nigeria Football Federation's official match agent, Eurodata Sport Marketing, said all the big stars are expected to be in action in Dhaka.

"It's been agreed that Lionel Messi and other big names will be in the Argentina team for this game," Jairo Pachon of Eurodata told BBC Sport.