The World Cup has seen every nations clash in 1994, 2002, 2010, 2014, and the 2018 tournaments
For Argentina, playing Nigeria within the team stages of a FIFA World Cup had changed into a birthright, and for Nigeria, the identical had been the case.
The pairing – basically the most played fixture fascinating an African team at the World Cup – has seen every nations clash in 1994, 2002, 2010, 2014, and the 2018 World Cups: every producing an Argentine handle.
The 2022 opponents will, nonetheless, be diversified as the Gargantuan Eagles failed to qualify for the FIFA World Cup on away needs (1-1 on mixture), after being held to a 1-1 plot by Ghana in their second-leg playoff qualifier.
It’ll be the first time since the 2006 World Cup that Nigeria has failed to qualify for the quadrennial opponents.
In 2006, Argentina became once drawn alongside Cote d’Ivoire: the African team in their team, Serbia and Montenegro, and the Netherlands.
The Elephants had been the first African team Argentina had met diversified than Nigeria after they failed to salvage drawn with any at the 1998 World Cup.
The team C opener with Cote d’Ivoire, had the likes of Gabriel Heinze, Esteban Cambiasso, Juan Riquelme lineup for Argentina, while Didier Zokora, Emmanuel Eboue, and the Toure brothers all made Cote d’Ivoire’s initiating XI.
The game saw Argentina come off 2-1 winners as first-half of needs from Hernan Crespo and Javier Saviola had been adequate to behold Didier Drogba’s gradual function imply nothing.
In their remaining team video games, La Albiceleste confronted Serbia and Montenegro, to boot to the Netherlands, and achieved first with seven aspects.
Before getting knocked out at the fingers of hosts Germany within the quarter-finals, they first, defeated Mexico 2-1 (after time previous law) within the spherical of 16.
Since then, it be been an Argentina-Nigeria like-dislike affair within the team stages of 2010, 2014 and the 2018 World Cups.
Nonetheless with Nigeria missing out on the 2022 birthday party in Qatar, Argentina will be forced to survey for inspiration in other locations.