May 17, 2022


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Nigeria to play England, Croatia, Czech Republic, DR Congo in World Cup friendly

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have stated that a couple of friendly games for the Super Eagles of Nigeria ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
With the Super Eagles of Nigeria already drawn in Group D of the 2018 FIFA World Cup alongside Argentina, Croatia and Iceland, the NFF have finalised preparation plans.

Amaju Pinnick and Gernot Rohr added more friendly games for the Super Eagles ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup  (Pulse)
In addition to the already arranged friendly games against Poland in Warsaw on Friday, March 23 and England in London on Saturday, June 2, the NFF have announced that the Super Eagles will face Serbia in London on Tuesday, March 27, DR Congo in Abuja or Uyo on Monday, May 28 and Czech Republic on Wednesday, June 6.

Super Eagles of Nigeria have been drawn alongside Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in Group D of the 2018 FIFA World Cup  (Twitter/FIFA)
The NFF at the press conference announced that a friendly with a yet to be identified South American team will be organised to prepare the Super Eagles for Argentina.

The friendly games are to prepare the Super Eagles for their Group D opponents  (Instagram).
The Super Eagles of Nigeria had already played Argentina in a friendly game in November 2017 which they won 4-2.
Amaju Pinnick at the event made it known that the friendly game against DR Congo has been arranged to prepare the Super Eagles for an African opponent which they are likely to meet in the second round.
We have the ambition of going all the way and we believe we will meet an African team on the way,” Pinnick said.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria will kick off their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign on Saturday, June 16 against Croatia.



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