Argentina to play Paraguay in Dhaka 18 November

Staff Correspondent | Update:

Two-time World Cup champions Argentina have a huge fan following in Dhaka. AFPTwo-time World Cup champions Argentina are likely to play a friendly against Paraguay in Dhaka next month.

According to the official Twitter page of Paraguayn Football Association, they will play Venezuela on 15 November while the game against Lionel Messi's team will be held on 18 November.

Although the Argentina Football Association has not said anything yet, Mundo Albiceleste, a leading football website in Argentina, did confirm the date of the Albiceleste's game in Dhaka.

It said Argentina will take on archrivals Brazil in Saudi Arabia on November 15 and then travel to Dhaka.

Lionel Messi, serving a three-month international suspension for his comments against referees during this year's Copa America, will be eligible for the matches against their South American rivals, which is certain to delight the Bangladesh fans.

The only time Argentina played in Dhaka was in 2011, when Messi inspired them to a 3-1 victory against Nigeria.

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