- FIFA has appointed referee Cüneyt Çakır of Turkey for Nigeria's final Group D showdown against Argentina
- The encounter which is slated for Tuesday, June 26, at Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
- Nigeria and Argentina have met in eight matches, including four games at FIFA World Cup group stages
Football’s governing body, FIFA has appointed referee, Cüneyt Çakır of Turkey, to take charge of Nigeria’s Super Eagles final Group D showdown against Argentina’s Albiceleste at the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The encounter which is slated for Tuesday, June 26, at Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg will be the highly-experienced match arbiter will be assisted by compatriots, Bahattin Duran and Tarık Ongun as assistant referees.
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On the other hand, Netherlands’ duo of Björn Kuipers and Sander van Roekel will serve as the fourth and fifth officials during the all-important contest respectively.
Interestingly, Nigeria and Argentina have met in eight matches, including four games at FIFA World Cup group stages, in 1994, 2002, 2010 and 2014, with all fixtures won by the South American side.
Nigeria is currently second on the Group D log with 3 points from two games while Argentina are placed fourth with 1 point from two games respectively.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Lionel Messi and the rest of the Albiceleste squad members are in disarray after attempt to sack manager, Jorge Sampaoli fails.
According to the UK Sun report, the Barcelona midfielder and teammates’ demanded the immediate removal of the former Sevilla boss after the Albiceleste 3-0 pumping by Croatia’s Blazers.
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