Expect 'Difficult' Argentina In World Cup, Rohr Warns Eagles

Golden Eaglets celebrating winning FIFA U-17 World Cupin 2013. No more bonus says NFF

Golden Eaglets celebrating winning FIFA U-17 World Cupin 2013. No more bonus says NFF

Nigeria first played against their arch-nemesis Argentina back in the 1994 World Cup.

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli reassured fans his national team will be "very competitive" at the 2018 World Cup despite criticism from Diego Maradona following Friday's draw.

They beat Bulgaria in 1994, Spain in 1998, and Bosnia in 2014, drawing with England 2002, and will be aiming for at least four points heading into their final fixture against Argentina.

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

Argentina, Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria will battle it out in group D. Like wise Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia in group E. Germany, Mexico, Sweden and South Korea have group F to prove themselves.

"You know that Argentina is a very good team but know that it will be more hard now than in the friendly". They met again at the group stage three other times in 2002, 2010, 2014. The country went into that game in danger of missing out not only on direct qualification but a spot in the playoffs.

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The Armenia star had been ever-present in the Premier League until the visit of Rafa Benitez's men to Old Trafford, a game for which he did not even make the matchday squad.

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.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will know their foes on Friday's Russia 2018 draw billed for the State Kremlin Palace, Parliament of the Russian Federation.

Iceland will be the smallest nation to ever play in a World Cup, and Iceland captain Aron Gunnarsson admitted they will have their work cut out for them. At the tournament in Brazil, the Super Eagles qualified as the second best from the Group which included Bosnia, and Iran after nicking a one-goal win over the former and playing out a goalless draw with the latter.

"It is a World Cup and we have to face the best". We hope we keep on making people happy.

Coach Gernot Rohr said what last month's win over Argentina has shown is that anything is possible with his young team.

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