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Nigeria’s Mikel to play against Argentina

Nigeria’s Mikel to play against Argentina

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 Jun 2018 11:30 PM GMT

Yessentuki, June 24: Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel is likely to play in his team's decisive World Cup Group D match against Argentina on Tuesday despite nursing a broken bone in his left hand.

The 31-year-old midfielder suffered the injury during stoppage time in the African team's 2-0 win over Iceland on Friday, reports Xinhua news agency.

"Unfortunately our captain has a fracture but I think he will be able to play with a splint," Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said in a video published by the Nigerian football federation on Sunday.

"Our medical team is looking after it," he added. IANS

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