Argentina in Dhaka closer to reality
The dream of a hundred million Bangladeshi's looks one step closer to reality as the Argentina Football Federation (AFA) released fixtures confirming a friendly against Nigeria to be held on September 6 in Bangladesh.
The Albiceleste have a busy few months ahead with the Copa America sandwiched in between two tours. The first of these tours will see Sergio Batista's charges travel to Abuja on June 1 to play Nigeria before going on to Warsaw on June 5. They will return to Argentina to play Albania in a friendly on June 20, just ahead of the Copa America.
Following South America's showpiece tournament, Argentina will hit the road again with Bucharest and Romania up in August 10 before coming to the South Asia leg of the tour to face Venezuela in Kolkata on September 2 and Nigeria again in Dhaka on September 6.
The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) confirmed late last month that Argentina and Nigeria would play a friendly in Dhaka. This will be first such high profile match to be held in Bangladesh and fans are expectant and are set to queue up in droves to catch a glimpse of Lionel Messi and company.
Beximco will sponsor the event while the BFF used a firm, Celebrity Management Group (CMG) to broker the deal for the game.