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Mikel returns, Messi out of Nigeria, Argentina clash
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Mikel returns, Messi out of Nigeria, Argentina clash

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Captain John Mikel Obi will return to the super Eagles starting XI as Nigeria take on Argentina in an international friendly in Krasnodar, Russia on Tuesday.

Mikel obi was rested for Friday’s world cup qualifier in Algeria.

Nigeria come into the game off the back of a 1-1 draw with Algeria in their final world cup qualifying campaign and Argentina defeated Russia 1-0 in a friendly on Saturday.

The Argentines will be without captain Lionel Messi. The Barcelona star forward has been rested for the clash.

Both sides have clashed seven times with Argentina winning five with a draw between them. Last time out, Nigeria lost 2-3 to Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

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