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Referee could block Mikel Obi from featuring for Super Eagles Against Argentina



Nigeria could line up against Argentina without their captain John Obi Mikel if centre referee Cuneyt Cakir insists he does not play with a cast around his wrist.


The Tianjin TEDA midfielder suffered a fracture on his wrist, during the Super Eagles’ second Group D fixture against Iceland.

Since, then he has been training in a cast, ahead of Tuesday’s make-or-mar encounter.

Although coach Gernot Rohr insists Mikel Obi will play against Argentina during the pre-match conference, the final decision will rest on the Turkish referee.

Cakir will decide if the cast around the wrist of the Nigerian will be injurious to other players or not.

If he rules it injurious, then Mikel will have to sit out the game.

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