Argentina vs Nigeria live online: World Cup 2018 friendly match

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Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi scored twice as Nigeria stunned two-time former World Cup winners Argentina by recovering from two goals down to win 4-2 in Krasnodar.

The Super Eagles have persistently had it rough against the two-time world champions, managing just one win in all meetings since 1994.

Kelechi Iheanacho later narrowed the deficit with a fine set-piece of his own on the stroke of half time.

He told LA NACION, "The team has the ability and individuals to overcome these incidents, but we have to improve".

Before we got to the fun though, there was the slapstick. can confirm authoritatively that Chippa United goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi is expected to return to the goalpost in place of regular shot-stopper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, who has been deputising Carl Ikeme in recent games.

The striker was taken to hospital in Krasnodar for precautionary tests, having felt faint at half-time in the friendly.

CHANCE: Pavon is picked out and crosses first-time on the volley from the right.

The 29-year-old had become his nation's joint-third highest scorer in history when he found the net in the first half, but he fell ill in the changing room at the break.

By dropping deeper in the second half, forcing Argentina to commit more resources to attack and lose their structure a bit, Nigeria isolated the outside centre-backs and worked the channels outside of them: Iheanacho peeling off Nicolas Otamendi, and Iwobi doing similar on the other side with Javier Mascherano.

Sergio Aguero's late strike handed Argentina a 1-0 win over Russia in their friendly match at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Saturday.