FIFA approves Nigeria Vs Argentina international friendly


FIFA approves Nigeria Vs Argentina international friendly

Published on November 4, 2017
By Admin,
Abuja, Nigeria
The World football–governing body, FIFA, has approved the international
friendly between Nigeria and Argentina.
The body asked both countries to go ahead with the match as scheduled in
Krasnodar, Russia on Tuesday, 14 November 2017.
This was contained in a letter forwarded to the Football Union of Russia,
addressed to the General Secretary, Aleksandr Alaev, and signed by FIFA’s
Director of Competitions, Christian Unger.
The letter, dated 31 October 2017 read, inter alia: “FIFA would like to thank
you for complying with the Regulations Governing International Matches by
submitting the relevant information and authorisations for the following tier 1
international match: Argentina Vs Nigeria, Krasnodar Stadium, Krasnodar, 14
November 2017.
“In accordance with article 7 of the regulations, FIFA is happy to provide
official authorisation for this men’s tier 1 international match.
“Please note that this authorisation is conditional upon FIFA receiving
details of the referees who will officiate in the stated match. We will confirm
authorisation once the referee details have been received and checked. We
would like to remind you that only referees included in the 2017 FIFA
Refereeing Lists can officiate in an international “A” match
“We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that in accordance
with article 12 of the Regulations Governing International Matches, your
association is required to ensure that a completed association report, list of
players for both teams and the referee report are submitted to FIFA within 48
hours of each international “A” match.”

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