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Argentina Friendly: Akpeyi starts, as Iheanacho, Iwobi lead Eagles' attack

Argentina Friendly: Akpeyi starts, as Iheanacho, Iwobi lead Eagles' attack

Retired Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has expressed his pride in the team's performance in 2017, which was rounded off with a stunning 4-2 victory over Argentina in a friendly in Krasnodar, Russia on Tuesday.

Argentina staggered through their World Cup qualifying campaign, only clinching their place at the finals with a 3-1 win in Ecuador in their final match.

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr said his side made a decision to play the former world champions in Russian Federation to see the European nation before returning to the country for the 2018 World Cup.

"It is good victory for us but it doesn't mean we've become favorites to win the World Cup".

Nigeria's Brown Ideye (L) celebrates after scoring the team's third goal during an worldwide friendly football match between Argentina and Nigeria in Krasnodar on November 14, 2017.

"My biggest worry was the way the team played when we were behind".

Nigeria scored 12 goals in their six qualification games, and their detractors had no answer as they progressed in style.

The South Americans have been hugely inconsistent in the past 12 months and have appeared short of inspiration during Messi's absences.

Speaking after the game also, Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi spoke on why the team had a shaky start and how the coach boosted their confidence at halftime.


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