How will Nigeria fare in World Cup Group D?

Nigeria fans celebrate

Nigerians rejoiced as the Super Eagles of Nigeria were drawn in Group D to play against Iceland, Croatia, and favorite rival, Argentina in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup scheduled to be held in Russian Federation.

In Group F, world number one team Germany will face Mexico, Sweden and South Korea in a bid to win their fifth World Cup.

Should they finish in the top two, they will meet either the winners or runners-up of Group C, which include 1998 champions France, Denmark and Peru, in the last 16.

READ: Can Nigeria outwit Croatia, Argentina in Group D?

The Franco-German spoke at length about his expectations at Russian Federation 2018 after the draw was staged in Moscow today. At the 1994 FIFA World Cup Claudio Caniggia scored a brace as the Diego Maradona-inspired side came back to win 2-1 after Samson Siasia's sublime opener at the Foxboro, Boston. The quality of the opposition awaiting the Super Eagles next year should require that every single one of the 23 who eventually makes the plane would be there on form and fitness, ability and, to a lesser extent, contribution to the qualifying campaign.

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.

Group B - Spain, Portugal, Morocco, and Iran.

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"You know that Argentina is a very good team but know that it will be more hard now than in the friendly".

"Anyway, we should be able to make it to the round of 16". We need to establish a way and be the Argentina we want to be.

"I hope that Icelandic fans will come to Russian Federation and stay at least for the three first games, and then I don't know how long they will stay, but hopefully they will see us through to the end of the tournament". "World Cup baby", Balogun wrote. This group football pundit believes will favor Nigeria as the Super Eagles can easily knock out Iceland and contend with Brazil and England.

"I think Croatia is a bigger threat in that group".

Argentina did not have superstar Lionel Messi last month.

"Perhaps, our final group game against Argentina will be the final for our qualification to the next round".

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