Published On: Thu, Nov 16th, 2017

Super Eagles get first game taste of official 2018 World Cup ball

Super Eagles get first game taste of official 2018 World Cup ball

Super Eagles get first game taste of official 2018 World Cup ball

The Super Eagles of Nigeria got a first game taste of the official 2018 FIFA World Cup ball which they used in the 4-2 friendly win over Argentina on Tuesday, November 14.

Kelechi IheanachoAlex Iwobi and Bryan Idowu scored to give the Super Eagles a 4-2 win from two goals down against Argentina.

The reimagined Telstar Football by Adidas which is the official ball of the 2018 World Cup was used for the game.

Telstar Football by AdidasplayThe reimagined Telstar Football by Adidas is the official ball of the 2018 FIFA World Cup (Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)

Adidas on Thursday, November 9 launched the new Telstar ball which is the official ball of the 2018 World Cup.

The ball was made available for the Super Eagles to train ahead of the friendly game against Argentina on Friday.

In the friendly, the players got a first match taste of the ball against Argentina which they won 4-2 and will be hoping to get similar luck at the World Cup proper.

John Mikel ObiplayJohn Obi Mikel has his eyes on the ball during the game (Valery MatytsinTASS via Getty Images)

Against Argentina, the Super Eagles fell behind to two goals from Ever Banega and Sergio Aguero.

Iheanacho started Nigeria’s comeback with a goal from a freekick late in the first half before Iwobi’s brace and a goal from Idowu sealed the win.

The Super Eagles will use the new Telstar ball in their subsequent friendly games ahead of the World Cup in Russia.

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