Super Eagles W/Cup rival to face Italy & Spain in friendlies - FCNaija

International Edition By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 12/01/2018

Super Eagles World Cup rival Argentina will face Italy and Spain in two international friendly matches in March. 

Albiceleste who are drawn in Group D alongside Croatia, Iceland and Nigeria in the Mundial that will kick off in the summer.

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According to online news outlet, revealing that Argentina will battle 2006 winner Italy who failed to qualify for the competition in Basel on March 23, and four days later take on one of the tournament favourite Spain at Spanish capital Madrid.

The Argentina Football Federation are also working on the possibility of having the team play a farewell game on May 30 against Bolivia in Buenos Aires before departing to Barcelona for a one- week training camp at the Joan Gamper Sports Centre on the outskirts of the city.

A training match with Israel as the probable opponent is planned for June 8 before leaving Spain for their Bronnitsy training centre base camp in Russia the next day.

Jorge Sampaoli and Lionel Messi Argentina will battle the Super Eagles for the fifth time in World Cup in their last game of the group on June 26 at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg.