Lionel Messi is set to miss Argentina friendly game against super eagles of Nigeria, Albiceleste boss Jorge Sampaoli will allow Lionel Messi to return home after playing Russia on November 11th, releasing him from having to face the Super Eagles on the 13th of November.

Both Russia and Nigerian games are to be played in Russia as they start their world cup preparation for FIFA World Cup 2018, also to be held in Russia.

The Barcelona talisman, and captain of his national team, who’s individual effort qualified  Argentina for the 2018 world cup finals in Russis when the albiceleste seemed helpless without his presence by scoring a heart trick against Ecuador.
The last time the two teams faced off was at the 2014 FIFA World Cup where the Albiceleste won 3-2 courtesy of two goals by Messi.


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