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

At the World Cup 2018 in Russian Federation next summer, Croatia will face Argentina, Iceland, Nigeria and in Group D!

Hosts Russia and Group A opponents Saudi Arabia will kick off this World Cup on June 14, and the final will be played on July 15, with both games held at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Iceland and Croatia make up the European contingents, having also been drawn together in qualifying. They met again at the group stage three other times in 2002, 2010, 2014.

While Argentina has struggled lately and needed a Messi hat trick against Ecuador just to qualify for the World Cup, it maintains a dynamic offensive attack that can rely on one of the two best players in the world to carry it.

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The Super Eagles were drawn alongside Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in Group D.

They fought hard before falling to Argentina 2-1 in their debut finals, winning plaudits for bringing sub-Saharan African flare to the game.

The competition, set for Russian Federation, has tossed up some spicy placements, with Portugal and Spain poised to face off in their first match, while England and Belgium will square up in their last.

The German manager, however, asked the Nigerian team not to expect a re-occurrence of what happened on November 14, stressing that not just the Argentine but other opponents in the group were ranked better by Federation Internationale de Football Association.

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They met in the final Group H match at the 1998 World Cup in France, and with qualification assured, a 36th-minute victor by defender Mauricio Pineda was enough for the South Americans to top the group. All fingers will be crossed for that particular encounter knowing full well that the Nigeria national team beat Argentina 3-1 in a historic friendly match. On the other side, we scored four goals and he's not going to play in defence so if we can score more goals against their defence than he will lead his team to score against us, then we will be fine.

They boast several top-class players like captain Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Ivan Parisic and Mario Mandzukic under the guidance of coach Zlatko Dalic. We hope we keep on making people happy.

It's the first game and if we start well we can have a chance to go through.

Nigeria will take on Croatia on June 16 in Kaliningrad, before facing Iceland on June 22 in Volgograd and Argentina on June 26 in St. Petersburg.

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