Organisers cancel friendly game between Nigeria and Argentina


The much-anticipated friendly game between Nigeria and Argentina has been cancelled by the organisers of the match.

The game which is originally slated for March will no longer be played due to logistics issue. A X account which usually posts news about the Argentine national team confirmed that the game will not be played again rather than playing Nigeria they will play Costa Rica.

This cancellation is most likely a default from the Nigerian team following the recent issue of logistics that was faced by D'Tigers ( Nigeria men's basket team) which almost saw them miss out on the 2025 Afro basket.

Recall that, the game had been slated for the March international break, with the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center in China chosen as the venue for the clash between the two football powerhouses.

However, the situation took an unexpected turn in early February when the Chinese government abruptly cancelled the match, citing a controversy with Lionel Messi.

Who will Argentina play during the FIFA window?

Argentina vs El Salvador, 22nd March, Philadelphia.

Argentina vs Costa Rica, 26th March, Los Angeles.