How Super Eagles will qualify for the group Gernot Rohr See More..…

How Super Eagles will qualify for the group Gernot Rohr See More.. Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr has given hints on the Super Eagles prospect of qualifying from the group phase of the World Cup to be hosted in Russia. For the fifth time in six FIFA World Cup appearances Nigeria will be playing against Argentina in the group phase come next year summer in Russia. Three-time African champions Nigeria will also tackle European teams Iceland and Croatia in Group D. Rohr in his reaction to the draw said the Super Eagles will have to be up and doing if they are to make it through to the next phase. In Russia the Super Eagles first match will be against Croatia at the 35000 capacity Kaliningrad Stadium on Saturday June 16 2018. Rohr harped on the fact that Nigeria need to start well in their first game. Its the first game and if we start well we can have a chance to go through. Croatia will be the most important game because they have technical quality and play very good football. I played with Bogdan at Hadjuk Split and I know that Croatian players are quick and technically very strong. At the moment they are one of the best teams in Europe and beat Greece 4-1 in the play-offs so we have to be prepared and ready for them For their second match Nigeria will fly to Volgograd where they take on Iceland at the 45000 capacity Volgograd Arena on Friday June 22 2018 and Rohr equally noted the importance of the game. They have a lot of fans who usually act as their number 12 player. I saw them play at the European Championship in 2016 and the supporters were very massive as they got all the way to the quarter-finals. Their fans will be there and it will be like theyre playing at home. Rohr stated. On the final group opponents Argentina Rohr noted that the recent victory recorded over the two-time world champions in a friendly will count for less in the World Cup proper. When we played and beat Argentina 4-2 they did not have Lionel Messi whos arguably the best player in the world. Rohr noted. So when we faced them at the World Cup theyll be stronger with him playing. On the other side we scored four goals and hes 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. We showed that it was possible to win against Argentina but it will be a different ball game and we have to be strong both mentally and physically. It will also be a difficult game for them Rohr concluded. Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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