How Super Eagles Escaped Nightmare World Cup Draw in Russian Federation

Violet Powell
December 2, 2017

The Super Eagles have been drawn for a fifth time with Argentina at the World Cup.

Completesportsnigeria.com brings you excerpts from the Kremlin Palace in here Moscow on Friday at the venue of the World Cup draw...

Also involved in the Final Draw were Fabio Cannavaro (Italy's 2006 winning captain), Diego Forlan of Uruguay (winners in 1930 and 1950) and Diego Maradona (who led Argentina to victory in 1986, after they won at home in 1978). "So we have to learn", German coach Rohr said after also drawing Iceland and Croatia in a tricky Group D.

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

Then he wants a divorce after his team completes its Group D fixtures against Nigeria and old rival Croatia.

Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr has suggested that the June 27th clash between Nigeria and Argentina could determine his team's progress at the 2018 world cup in Russian Federation. "As for our other opponents, I think Nigeria should be able to beat them comfortably and qualify for the knockout stage", Sanda said.

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He added that it was another opportunity for the Super Eagles to prove to the world that their recent 4-2 win against the South American giants was not a fluke.

"They are a very good team".

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

Before the draw, Coach Gernor Rohr in an interview os Super Sport tactically spilled the fear that he would not mind any country in the group stage but however mentioned that Germany, Spain and England could be a nightmare if the super Eagles are peered in the same group with the top football nation countries.

"Argentina have one of the strongest squads in football. the Nigerian players are great athletes, physically strong and it's hard to cope with them". It had an impressive run to World Cup qualification, beating notable teams like Croatia, Ukraine, and Turkey. We hope we keep on making people happy. "But I am confident that we can make it out of the group", he said.

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.

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