Argentina’s starting eleven for their match against Nigeria has been confirmed and up front, it will be Lionel MESSI and Gonzalo HIGUAIN.
As we reported on Monday, Enzo PEREZ has been battling fitness problems but appears to be at 100% and is expected to start the match. Franco ARMANI plays in his first ever match for Argentina as he replaces Willy CABALLERO. Eduardo SALVIO has been dropped in favor of Gabriel MERCADO who slots in at right back and it’ll be an all Manchester pairing as Marcos ROJO joins Nicolas OTAMENDI in the heart of the back line.
In midfield, Ever BANEGA gets his first start at a FIFA World Cup and Angel DI MARIA completes the 4-4-2 or 4-3-3 formation. Per reports, here is the Argentina eleven:
ARMANI; TAGLIAFICO, ROJO, OTAMENDI, MERCADO; BANEGA, MASCHERANO, Enzo; HIGUAIN, MESSI, DI MARIA