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Nigeria’s winger Peter Osaze Odemwingie is relishing a major clash against Argentina at the 2010 World Cup since it could be an opportunity for the west Africans to break their losing jinx against the South Americans.

The Super Eagles have remained underdogs to the South Americans in almost every major international men’s football tournament. Nigeria lost to Argentina in the final of the 2005 FIFA U-20 World Cup and at both the 1994 and 2002 FIFA World Cups and the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

“We need to take our own pound of flesh against Argentina,” Odemwingie told African Football Media ahead of their group B opener against Maradona’s charges on June 12 at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg.

“There was something lacking in our game before, but this time around I hope we can do better.

“I hope we can give them a good fight and hopefully score some goals. Football is a team sport, and I think lately we have seen a lot of teams who have big stars but have failed to win games. I sincerely believe we have the players to now beat Argentina.”

The Lokomotiv forward added: “It was great to be involved in such a major tournament like the Olympics and end up with a silver medal. But I’m still not fulfilled because I also wish to shine at the World Cup.”

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    1. David KENE June 9, 2010