World Cup: Nigeria draws Argentina, Croatia, Iceland at Russia 2018



MOSCOW: NIGERIA’S Super Eagles, which recently defeated Argentina’s national team by four goals to two at a friendly encounter in Russia, will once again clash at the World Cup holding in Russia.

Croatia and Iceland will join the two countries in Group D according to the draw held on Friday at the Moscow’s Kremlin State Palace in Russia.

*Group A to D paring.
*The countries in Group E to H.

GatewayMail gathered at final draw that host country, Russia will open the World Cup campaign on June 14 against Saudi Arabia at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium in Group A.

Other teams in the group are Egypt and Uruguay, while Portugal, Spain, Morocco and Iran will tackle themselves in Group B to know the two teams that will advance to the next stage.

While France, Australia, Peru and Denmark will play in Group C, Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia will contest for the next stage in Group E.

Similarly, while Germany, Mexico, Sweden and South Korea are in Group F, Belgium, Panama, Tunisia and England will play against themselves in Group G, while Poland, Senegal, Colombia and Japan are in Group H.

Going by the latest FIFA world ranking, the toughest teams are in Group C with Group F also believed to be having other strong football countries at the World Cup.

The draw, which was attended by FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, and some soccer legends who included Laurent Blanc (France), Gordon Banks (England), Cafu (Brazil), Fabio Cannavaro (Italy), Diego Forlan (Uruguay), Miroslav Klose (Germany), Diego Maradona (Argentina), Carles Puyol (Spain) and Nikita Simonyan (Russia), was hosted by England soccer star, Gary Lineker.

The final match of the World Cup will be played at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on July 15.

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