- Lionel Messi has reportedly revealed that he wants to play against Nigeria in the 2018 World Cup
- The Barcelona star was superb as he scored a hat-trick which helped Argentina beat Ecuador to qualify for the Russia 2018 fiesta
- Nigeria and Argentina have both qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has reportedly picked a match against the Super Eagles of Nigeria as one of his favorites in the 2018 World Cup.
The winger who was superb in Argentina's win against Ecuador which gave the South Americans the World Cup ticket was said to be looking forward for his country to face 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.
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.