Nigeria Drawn in Group D Alongside Argentina, Iceland and Croatia

by Joy Montgomery December 2, 2017, 0:43
Nigeria Drawn in Group D Alongside Argentina, Iceland and Croatia

At the event, Nigeria were drawn in Group D with two-time former World Cup winners Argentina, Croatia, and Iceland.

The draw which will be held at the Kremlin Palace in Moscow will see the possibility of the Super Eagles being drawn against any of the World best teams.

Miroslav Klose, the World Cup's highest goalscorer who netted across four finals in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 was the trophy bearer.

In the four tournaments since Nigeria's first appearance at the global soccer fiesta in 1994, Nigeria has qualified from the Group stages on two occasions - '94 and 2014 - but did not make it out of the group from an Argentina group in 2002 and 2010.

Five-time World Player of the Year Messi, 31, will once again be required to provide inspiration at possibly his last World Cup, but with a plethora of attacking talents such as Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria and Paulo Dybala, Jorge Sampaoli's men will be favourites to score the goals required to progress.

Rohr said their toughest match will be against Croatia on June 16 in Kaliningrad, because it will be Nigeria's opener. "Argentina have a manageable group but they have to improve".

'Lady Bird' Sets Rotten Tomatoes Record, Sparks Oscar Best Picture Talk
However, Toy Story 2 has trumped all of those since it landed in 1999 - as it enjoyed a 100% fresh rating with the most reviews. Dubbed "the new Meryl Streep", Saoirse won for her role in new flick Lady Bird - which is enjoying record breaking reviews.

But it was a "favourable draw" to caption the positve feelings of Nigeria after the Super Eagle escaped "group of death" unlike Morocco in Group B with Portugal, Spain and Iran or Group F which has Germany, Mexico, Sweden and South Korea.

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

"Anyway, we should be able to make it to the round of 16".

"We have to prepare well for our opening game (vs Croatia). We can not surprise them like we did the last time, and now they will play with (Lionel) Messi", he added.

"It will be an interesting group and our last game against Argentina might decides a lot for us. As for our other opponents, I think Nigeria should be able to beat them comfortably and qualify for the knockout stage", Sanda said.

Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic is relishing a World Cup showdown with Barcelona team-mates Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano.


TOP News

Donald Trump Will Tee It Up With Tiger Woods And Dustin Johnson
But their is optimism from Woods and his fellow professionals that Woods' latest comeback could see him become a competitor again. The 41-year-old Woods hasn't played a competitive round of golf since the Farmers Insurance Open in January due to a back injury.

White House considering major shake-up of Trump's national security team
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly developed the transition plan and has discussed it with other officials, the Times reported. Asked about Tillerson, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the secretary of state remained in his post.

Small Canadian designer in spotlight as Meghan Markle dons its coat
The engagement was publicly announced today (Monday) with the wedding set to be held in spring 2018. Prince Harry has also sought and received the blessing of Ms.

Texas DPS trooper shot, killed in Freestone County
An obituary posted Friday by Bowers Funeral Home in Teague, Texas, says the funeral for Trooper Damon Allen will be at 10 a.m. Court records show he was charged with aggravated assault of a public servant and evading arrest or detention with a vehicle.

US Customs detains Florida teen after grandmother's death
Eric Mott is French's son and Logan's father. "A big thank you to all for sharing and allowing us to quickly stop Logan Mott ". Logan Mott remains in custody over 1,000 miles from the scene where police discovered remains that could be his grandmother.

How to see this year's only supermoon on Sunday
Not only will the moon appear brighter and larger, but we will also see some of the biggest tides of the year (king tides ). For everyone waiting to catch a glimpse of the last supermoon of 2017, taking pictures to preserve the moment can be easy.

Trump Says He Turned Down 'Person Of The Year.' Time Disagrees
High-profile Twitter users parodied Trump's tweet to discuss all the hypothetical awards they had also turned down. TIME itself commented on the president's tweet to say that he was incorrect about their editorial process.

LeBron James on David Fizdale firing: 'I need some answers'
Sunday's benching did not sit well with the younger Gasol, who told reporters afterward he was "more angry that I can show". The Grizzlies are the second National Basketball Association team to make an in-season coaching change.

UCLA hires Chip Kelly
Chip Kelly will be named new head coach of UCLA's football team, Yahoo! The deal comes with a $9 million reciprocal buyout. After firing Jim Mora , the Bruins beat out a host of suitors, most notably Florida , to land Kelly.

Same-sex marriage law passes first major hurdle in Australia
There have been cheers and hugs as the same-sex marriage bill passes the Senate with an overwhelming majority. Australia is a step closer to legalising same-sex marriage after lawmakers passed a bill in the Senate.