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Nigeria to face Argentina in November friendly

As part of the Super Eagles’ preparations for World Cup 2018, Gernot Rohr’s men will renew acquaintances with La Albiceleste in Russia

Barcelona star Suarez granted rest by Uruguay

With qualification sealed for Russia 2018 the Celeste are giving their sharpshooter for a break in the upcoming friendly double-header

Blatter accepts Putin invitation to 2018 World Cup

The former FIFA chief, who is suspended from all football activities for six years, says he will attend the tournament in Russia

Gabigol, Douglas Costa and the Brazil players desperate to make the World Cup

On Friday coach Selecao coach Tite will announce his penultimate squad ahead of Russia 2018 and there will be some nervous onlookers

Gabigol, Douglas Costa and the Brazil players desperate to make the World Cup

On Friday coach Selecao coach Tite will announce his penultimate squad ahead of Russia 2018 and there will be some nervous onlookers

Gabigol, Douglas Costa and the Brazil players desperate to make the World Cup

On Friday coach Selecao coach Tite will announce his penultimate squad ahead of Russia 2018 and there will be some nervous onlookers

Gabigol, Douglas Costa and the Brazil players desperate to make the World Cup

On Friday coach Selecao coach Tite will announce his penultimate squad ahead of Russia 2018 and there will be some nervous onlookers

Gabigol, Douglas Costa and the Brazil players desperate to make the World Cup

On Friday coach Selecao coach Tite will announce his penultimate squad ahead of Russia 2018 and there will be some nervous onlookers

Gabigol, Douglas Costa and the Brazil players desperate to make the World Cup

On Friday coach Selecao coach Tite will announce his penultimate squad ahead of Russia 2018 and there will be some nervous onlookers

Gabigol, Douglas Costa and the Brazil players desperate to make the World Cup

On Friday coach Selecao coach Tite will announce his penultimate squad ahead of Russia 2018 and there will be some nervous onlookers

Europa League - Zenit St Petersburg vs Rosenborg

Soccer Football - Europa League - Zenit St Petersburg vs Rosenborg - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - October 19, 2017 - Rosenborg coach Kare Ingebrigtsen with Anders Konradsen. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Europa League - Zenit St Petersburg vs Rosenborg

Soccer Football - Europa League - Zenit St Petersburg vs Rosenborg - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - October 19, 2017 Zenit St. Petersburg's Emiliano Rigoni celebrates with his hat-trick ball after the match REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Europa League - Zenit St Petersburg vs Rosenborg

Soccer Football - Europa League - Zenit St Petersburg vs Rosenborg - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - October 19, 2017 Zenit St. Petersburg's Emiliano Rigoni celebrates with his hat-trick ball after the match REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Europa League - Zenit St Petersburg vs Rosenborg

Soccer Football - Europa League - Zenit St Petersburg vs Rosenborg - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - October 19, 2017 Zenit St. Petersburg players celebrate after the match REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Europa League - Zenit St Petersburg vs Rosenborg

Soccer Football - Europa League - Zenit St Petersburg vs Rosenborg - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - October 19, 2017 Rosenborg coach Kare Ingebrigtsen with Anders Konradsen REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Europa League - Zenit St Petersburg vs Rosenborg

Soccer Football - Europa League - Zenit St Petersburg vs Rosenborg - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - October 19, 2017 Zenit St. Petersburg's Emiliano Rigoni celebrates scoring their third goal to complete his hat-trick REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Europa League - Zenit St Petersburg vs Rosenborg

Soccer Football - Europa League - Zenit St Petersburg vs Rosenborg - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - October 19, 2017 Zenit St. Petersburg's Emiliano Rigoni celebrates scoring their third goal to complete his hat-trick REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Europa League - Zenit St Petersburg vs Rosenborg

Soccer Football - Europa League - Zenit St Petersburg vs Rosenborg - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - October 19, 2017 Rosenborg's Tore Reginiussen in action with Zenit St. Petersburg's Sebastian Driussi REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Europa League - Zenit St Petersburg vs Rosenborg

Soccer Football - Europa League - Zenit St Petersburg vs Rosenborg - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - October 19, 2017 Rosenborg coach Kare Ingebrigtsen REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

FILE PHOTO: Football Soccer - Monaco v Nice - French Ligue 1 - Louis II Stadium

FILE PHOTO: Football Soccer - Monaco v Nice - French Ligue 1 - Louis II Stadium, Monaco - 4/02/17 . Dmitry Rybolovlev of Russia, President of AS Monaco Football Club attends the match against Nice. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo

Ange Postecoglou speaks about Socceroos future: 'No one is talking about my back three'

The Australian coach failed to confirm whether he would leave the job following next month's intercontinental World Cup playoff for a spot in Russia

Ange Postecoglou speaks about Socceroos future: 'No one is talking about my back three'

The Australian coach failed to confirm whether he would leave the job following next month's intercontinental World Cup playoff for a spot in Russia

Ange Postecoglou speaks about Socceroos future: 'No one is talking about my back three'

The Australian coach failed to confirm whether he would leave the job following next month's intercontinental World Cup playoff for a spot in Russia

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - October 18, 2017 CSKA Moscow’s Viktor Vasin in action with Basel’s Dimitri Oberlin REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - October 18, 2017 CSKA Moscow fans REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - October 18, 2017 Basel’s Eder Alvarez Balanta in action with CSKA Moscow’s Timur Zhamaletdinov REUTERS/Grigory Dukor TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - October 18, 2017 CSKA Moscow fans REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - October 18, 2017 Basel coach Raphael Wicky celebrates with Raoul Petretta and Taulant Xhaka after the match REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - October 18, 2017 Basel’s Eder Alvarez Balanta and Marek Suchy celebrate after the match REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - October 18, 2017 Basel’s Michael Lang and Taulant Xhaka celebrate after the match REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - October 18, 2017 Basel players celebrate after the match REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - October 18, 2017 Basel players salute their fans after the match REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - October 18, 2017 Basel’s Dimitri Oberlin scores their second goal REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - October 18, 2017 Basel’s Dimitri Oberlin scores their second goal REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - October 18, 2017 Basel players salute their fans after the match REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - October 18, 2017 Basel players salute their fans after the match REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - October 18, 2017 Basel coach Raphael Wicky celebrates with his players after the match REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - October 18, 2017 Basel’s Dimitri Oberlin celebrates with Kevin Bua after scoring their second goal REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - October 18, 2017 CSKA Moscow coach Viktor Goncharenko REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs FC Basel - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - October 18, 2017 CSKA Moscow fans REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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