Nigeria eye shock win after Argentina SWC draw

Nigeria eye shock win after Argentina SWC draw

The Eagles last month stunned Argentina 4-2 in an worldwide friendly played in Krasnodar, Russia, but have lost all previous World Cup clashes against the Albiceleste by the lone goal.

The draw comes 17 days after Rohr's men stunned Argentina by recovering from two goals down to win 4-2 in Krasnodar.

Also in the group are Croatia and Iceland.

With much of the world cheering on, Iceland's magical spell shattered after they received a 5-2 thumping from tournament hosts France.

A number of high profile figures Football figure will be involved in the draw, including the all-time World Cup top scorer Miroslav Klose, who will carry the trophy onto the stage.

Group D - Nigeria, Argentina, Croatia, and Iceland.

"The battle between Nigeria and Argentina has always been a thriller and the Eagles' 4-2 win against the Argentines recently in a friendly match has made it even sweeter ahead of their Russian Federation 2018 group stage encounter". We have the youngest team of the 32 teams here. "As for our other opponents, I think Nigeria should be able to beat them comfortably and qualify for the knockout stage", Sanda said. The country went into that game in danger of missing out not only on direct qualification but a spot in the playoffs.

And despite being drawn against three teams who have never won the World Cup, Sampaoli, who replaced sacked Edgardo Bauza in May, anticipates a challenging campaign for his side.

"The first game is always the most hard", he added. "So, we can not surprise them like we did the last time (because) Lionel Messi will be here and Iceland is also a very good team, very strong physically - they have the best fans of the Europe".

Their spirited display lifted by their vocal travelling fans gave a new meaning to worldwide football.

While this is not the best possible group the Super Eagles could have fallen into, it is certainly not the worst. They are a good team, they are strong physically and they have the best fans in Europe.

"Since I arrived, I think we have moved up 17-18 places so we have a better Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking now".

The team's last group match will be against Argentina in St Petersburg on June 26.



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