After two successive World Cup losses against Russia and Argentina in China, D’Tigers have now shifted their attention to qualifying for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Schwartzman had not been on court for more than two hours in any of his previous matches.
The hard fighting Alex Nwora lads suffered a 94-81 points loss to the group favourites and South American giants at the City Arena, Wuhan Sports Centre on Monday.
Messi was shown the red card after clashing with Gary Medel and afterwards alleged that the tournament had been fixed in favour of the hosts Brazil, who beat Argentina in a controversial semi-final on their way to claiming the title.
The 32-year-old was sent off in Saturday’s third-place playoff match in Sao Paulo after a coming together with Gary Medel.
Argentina were beaten 2-0 by Brazil in Belo Horizonte overnight, with their semi-final exit ensuring the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has still never won his home continental tournament.
An early goal from Lautaro Martinez and a late second from Sergio Aguero gave Argentina a 2-0 win over Qatar on Sunday.
Despite another shaky performance in the Copa America, Argentina still have their fate in their hands to reach the quarter-finals after drawing 1-1 with Paraguay late on Wednesday as fortune shined on their side three times.
Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi is the world’s highest paid athlete, earning $127 million (£99.8 million) in the past 12 months, according to the Forbes top 100 ranking.
The World Health Organisation has declared Algeria and Argentina malaria-free.
Bob Nosa, a Nigerian Visual Artist who went on residency programme to Argentina, on Saturday said he was able to collaborate with an Argentine artist, Silvia Flora Fay.
Argentina’s national soccer coach, Lionel Scaloni, has been released from hospital in Mallorca after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle, the Argentine football association said on Tuesday.
Bob Nosa, a Nigerian visual artist, on Monday said he would be proffering solutions to societal problems during his forthcoming residency programme slated for Argentina.
Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain has announced his retirement from international football with Argentina, citing family reasons.
The talisman had made his much anticipated return to the national set-up ahead of a friendly with Venezuela, but his dream comeback was soon tainted.
Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud, wants to move back to France when his contract expires at the end of the season after growing frustrated by a lack of playing time under manager Maurizio Sarri.
D’Tigers’ coach, Alex Nwora, has announced that only the best hands will be selected for the 2019 FIBA World Cup for men.
Nigeria’s senior national male basketball team, D’Tigers, will face Russia, Argentina and South Korea at the 2019 FIBA World Cup, following the draw conducted on Saturday at Shenzhen in China.
Nigeria’s national men’s basketball team, the D’Tigers, has been placed in Pot 7 by the Federation of International Basketball ahead of the FIBA World Cup draw on March 16.
Lionel Messi is set to make his international return for the first time since the World Cup after being named in Argentina’s latest squad.