How will Nigeria fare in World Cup Group D?

World Cup Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria

How will Nigeria fare in World Cup Group D?

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.

Nura Sanda, a medical doctor, said Nigeria was lucky to be in the group.

"I can't wait to see the two sides clash again. Now they will be looking to revenge the humiliation they suffered from Alex Iwobi's hands".

World Cup Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria
How will Nigeria fare in World Cup Group D?

"Our wins against Argentina were in friendly matches and I will expect us to get maximum points against Croatia and Iceland, so the Argentina game will not be that crucial for us to come out of this tough group", said the 1997 African Footballer of the Year. "I hope we keep on making people happy".

On his part, Obinna Nwafor, a civil servant, said: "Our group seems to be a tough but fair one". Boasting the continent's best player in Mohammed Salah and with the motivation of a first appearance at the global event in 28 years, they will have much confidence facing the main threat in Group A which will be Luis Suarez and Edison Cavani's Uruguay. Spain were thumped 5-1 by the Netherlands while Portugal were routed 4-0 by eventual champions Germany. "I think in certain moments in qualifying we gave a glimpse of what we want but we need to use this time to obviously improve".

"This is an incredibly hard group", he said.

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Argentina did not book their spot in Russian Federation until their final qualifier, a 3-1 win at Ecuador on October 10, with captain Lionel Messi scoring a hat trick. "With this draw, we have a good chance of qualifying from the group".

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