Published On: Fri, Dec 1st, 2017

Russian 2018: Nigeria In Same Group With Argentina

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By Sadiq Umar – The Super Eagles of Nigeria, Friday emerged in Group D, the same group with Argentina for the 2018 World Cup holding in Russian.

It is the fifth time the Nigerian side would be grouped with Argentina in a FIFA World Cup tournament.

Other countries in Group D are Iceland and Croatia.

Nigeria first met Argentina at its first ever FIFA World Cup appearance in 1994, losing a tight game that ended 2-1.

All other encounters in 1998, 2002 and 2014 had equally ended in favour of Argentina.

The FIFA World Cup draws session was moderated by Gary Lineker and Maria Komandnaya.

Several football icons participated in the draw, some of which are Pele, Diego Maradona, Gordon Banks, Cafu, Kanu Nwankwo, Austin Okocha, Laurent Blanc, Peter Schmeichel, Carlos Puyol, Ronaldo de Lima, and Ronaldinho.

The month-long mundial hosted by Russia will begin on Thursday, June 14.

 

 

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