FIFA WC: Croatia Manager Zlatko Dalic Wary Of Nigeria Threat

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A cross-section of football fans in Abuja on Friday expressed satisfaction with the Russian Federation 2018 FIFA World Cup draw, adding that Nigeria got "a fair deal".

The Eagles last month stunned Argentina 4-2 in an global friendly played in Krasnodar, Russia, but have lost all previous World Cup clashes against the Albiceleste by the lone goal.

"Perhaps, our final group game against Argentina will be the final for our qualification to the next round". I think we can be happy, we can get out of the group, but it will be hard, " Dalic told HTV, according to

The closest the Eagles have tackled the Croats was in a pre-World Cup warm-up against Yugoslavia in May 1998.

In Previous outings, For instance, In USA 1994, Nigeria was placed in Group D of the tournament, alongside Argentina, Bulgaria and Greece.

"They are a very good team".

The last time Argentina failed to make it past the group stages of the World Cup was in 2002, when they were also grouped with Nigeria.

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It starts with their opening game against Croatia.

And despite being drawn against three teams who have never won the World Cup, Sampaoli, who replaced sacked Edgardo Bauza in May, anticipates a challenging campaign for his side. They also have [Mario] Madzukic as a No. 9.

Based on the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings Guardian Uk predicts Brazil, Iceland, England and Nigeria to be in the same group.

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic acknowledged that Argentina would be favoured to win the group. Their fans will be there and it will be like they're playing at home.

The Super Eagles will also be brimming with optimism after beating Argentina 4-2 in a recent friendly in Krasnodar, Russia on Nov 14. They are a good team, they are strong physically and they have the best fans in Europe. We hope we keep on making people happy. "With this draw, we have a good chance of qualifying from the group".

You would recall that the Eagles beat Argentina 3-1 in a historic friendly match and had a fine run in the qualifiers after topping group 1 that included Algeria, Zambia and Cameroon.

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