- Lionel Messi has purportedly exposed that he desires to compete against Nigeria in the 2018 world Cup

- The Barcelona star was superb as he scored a hat-trick which helped Argentina beat Ecuador to succeed for the Russia 2018 fiesta
- Nigeria and Argentina have both qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia

Barcelona big name Lionel Messi has purportedly selected a meet against the Super Eagles of Nigeria as one of his favorites in the 2018 world Cup.

The winger who was superb in Argentina's come first against Ecuador which gave the South Americans the world cup travel document was alleged to be looking presumptuous for his country to facade Nigeria in Russia.

Messi was reported to have explained that a game against the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup in Russia will make him glad.

Lionel Messi wants Argentina to face Nigeria in the 2018 World Cup (photo: Mirror)

He has played against Nigeria twice at age-grade level which was in the 2005 World Youth Championship and also the 2008 Olympic in Beijing winning both matches.

At senior level, Messi has scored in three times in the three games he has played against Nigeria which was a brace at the last World Cup in Brazil and a goal in a friendly game played in Malaysia in 2012.

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