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Update: Nigeria, Argentina Friendly Billed For March 26 Called Off

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The proposed international friendly match between deputy African champions Nigeria and 2022 FIFA World Cup winners Argentina scheduled for March 26 in Los Angeles, USA has been called off, Prime Business Africa gathered.

The Super Eagles were previously billed to engage the Albeceleste for the second time in an international friendly in little over five years but that arrangement will not come to fruition due to logistical reasons.

The South Americans have beaten Nigeria in previous World Cup meetings in 2002, 2010 and 2014.

Both teams however played out a thrilling 2-2 draw in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

When they faced-off  in the 14 November 2017 friendly played in Russia, Nigeria defeated Argentina 4-2.

Costa Rica have been designated to replace the Nigeria men’s national team in the friendly at the 60,000-capacity Los Angeles Coliseum.

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have not confirmed if the Super Eagles will be engaged in another friendly during the international break.

Nigeria will restart their 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying games in June of this year and then begin their quest for a place at the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco in September this year when the group stage of the qualifiers will kick off.

 

Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.

In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.

He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.

Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.

He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.

Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.

Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.

Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.

In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.

He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.

Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.

He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.

Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.

Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.

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