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Nigeria draw Argentina again

Nigeria draw Argentina again

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been seeded with Argentina, Iceland and Croatia for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.

Accessing the chances of other African countries, a look across the other groups drawn for the 2018 World Cup show that the continent's best ranked team, Egypt, in a relatively easier group than the other four teams.

Seyi Dada-Martins, a multimedia consultant, also said: "It is a very dicey group we have been drawn into, but I'm confident in the abilities of the set of players we have to scale through the group stage".

The 64-year-old also recommended that the Super Eagles play a series of friendly matches with teams who play similar game patterns with their rivals in the World Cup group stage.

While the South Americans did edge out the Africans 1-0 then, their three other World Cup meetings have all been nervy affairs won by a one-goal margin in 1994 (2-1), 2010 (1-0) and 2014 (3-2).

READ: Can Nigeria outwit Croatia, Argentina in Group D?

"This is the youngest team in Nigeria's history in the World Cup".

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

They are also pitched against Croatia and Iceland in Group D and play their first game on June 16 against Croatia.




"You know that Argentina is a very good team but know that it will be more hard now than in the friendly".

They boast several top-class players like captain Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Ivan Parisic and Mario Mandzukic under the guidance of coach Zlatko Dalic.

"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". "I hope we keep on making people happy".

As The New York Times' Rory Smith argued, if Argentina can improve its defense, a semifinals appearance in the World Cup could be a slightly pessimistic possibility.

It starts with their opening game against Croatia. We could play a friendly against Serbia, who play a similar football to Croatia.

The closest the Eagles have tackled the Croats was in a pre-World Cup warm-up against Yugoslavia in May 1998.

Nigeria will take on Croatia on June 16 in Kaliningrad, before facing Iceland on June 22 in Volgograd and Argentina on June 26 in St. Petersburg.

Group B sees 2010 winners Spain and current European champions Portugal drawn with Morocco and Iran, who are managed by Portuguese Carlos Queiroz.

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