Russia 2018: The fate of the Eagles.

January 14, 2018

The super Eagles of Nigeria are to lock Horns against the three Lions of England on Saturday June 2nd (5.15pm), at the Wembley Stadium, in a Previous FIFA World Cup International friendly.
Get excited football fans! It’s already 2018, and that means the World Cup is just around the corner. Nothing excites me more about Super Eagles preparation to the World Cup than this News of the friendly match with England. I have actually been worried for our Player's form lately (in their respective Clubs), and all I have been looking forward to seeing is a Proper friendly match that could put us in shape before the tournament kick off in June 14. I am not so worried that we wouldn't be qualifying out of what I term the Group of Death, but little details could cost us not going through to the second round.
After having qualified in a tough Group that comprises of Algeria, Zambia and Cameroon, all hopes have been raised for Super Eagles to do exceedingly well at the World Cup. Some weeks before World Cup draws were made (14h of November, 2017), Super Eagles came from behind to demolish Argentina 4-2. The World was stunned, and all eyes were immediately focused on the Nigeria said to be the youngest squad to be featuring in 2018 World Cup in Russia.

On December 1st, 2017- (World Cup DRAW Day), fate brought Argentina against Nigeria AGAIN! And to complete the Group D, Iceland and Croatia were announced. There is no way Argentina wouldn't be looking forward to revenge the last humiliation. Nigeria should also be wary of the star studded Croatian team. The underdog Iceland, are the team that eliminated England in the last European Cup in France. That should be a warning sign.
Three Lions of England in Group G; Belgium, Tunisia and Panama will definitely want to use Super Eagles Pedigree in preparing for the African team in their Group. And this will no doubt make us prepare for our first game (Croatia) as well.
Just like what Victor Moses said;
“We don’t want to play against Messi, but it is what it is. We’ve got to go and play our football and see what happens. After what Iceland did last year [beating England in the last 16 of the Euros], football nowadays, there’s no easy game. Argentina is going to be scared of us as well.”
So, let’s take it one after the other, as we look for the best legs to represent us in Russia.

Article: Olufunsho o. Benson

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