Croatia Manager Zlatko Dalic Wary Of Nigeria Threat — FIFA WC

  • Croatia Manager Zlatko Dalic Wary Of Nigeria Threat — FIFA WC

Croatia Manager Zlatko Dalic Wary Of Nigeria Threat — FIFA WC

Iceland is not a pushover, and many in the soccer world feel that Argentina, a two-time World Cup victor, drew one of the toughest groups in the tournament.

The Super Eagles will play its first game of the prestigious competition against Croatia on June 16, in Kaliningrad. They have fast players.

Nigeria's plan in qualifying from the Group next year could seek to imitate the plan from 2014.

Unfortunately, Nigeria has lost all her previous games against Argentina the other teams in Group D with Nigeria are Iceland and Croatia.

Seyi Dada-Martins, a multimedia consultant, also said: "It is a very dicey group we have been drawn into, but I'm confident in the abilities of the set of players we have to scale through the group stage".

Hallgrimsson said his team fancied their chances against all three opponents, although he conceded that Iceland's odds against two-time World Cup winners Argentina "were less than against the others".

"This is the youngest team in Nigeria's history in the World Cup".

Although Nigeria won 4-2 against Argentina the last time they played, Rohr while speaking after the draw said with Messi in their side the June 27th clash will be different. They did well at the last Euros championship.

Before the draw, Coach Gernor Rohr in an interview os Super Sport tactically spilled the fear that he would not mind any country in the group stage but however mentioned that Germany, Spain and England could be a nightmare if the super Eagles are peered in the same group with the top football nation countries. Croatia who made their debut at the World Cup in 1998 finishing at third-place boasts A-list players in Europe such as the Real Madrid duo of Luka Modric and Mateo Kovacic, Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic and Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic.

"Argentina have one of the strongest squads in football. the Nigerian players are great athletes, physically strong and it's hard to cope with them". "We aim to progress from the group".

Speaking on the strongest team in Group D Argentina, Dalic said: "I wanted to avoid Argentina, namely the two, three strong teams".