"Argentina again?" Two African nations in groups of death and more

World Cup Nigeria draws Argentina for record 5th time

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".

World Champions Germany will slug it out with Mexico, Sweden and South Korea, while five-time champions Brazil have to contend with Switzerland Costa Roca and Serbia.

They beat Bulgaria in 1994, Spain in 1998, and Bosnia in 2014, drawing with England 2002, and will be aiming for at least four points heading into their final fixture against Argentina.

With much of the world cheering on, Iceland's magical spell shattered after they received a 5-2 thumping from tournament hosts France. It had an impressive run to World Cup qualification, beating notable teams like Croatia, Ukraine, and Turkey.

Croatia have been placed alongside Nigeria, Argentina and debutants Iceland in Group D in next year's Mundial.

At the 1994 FIFA World Cup Claudio Caniggia scored a brace as the Diego Maradona-inspired side came back to win 2-1 after Samson Siasia's sublime opener at the Foxboro, Boston.

Rohr said their toughest match will be against Croatia on June 16 in Kaliningrad, because it will be Nigeria's opener. Since then they have met again at the group stage at three other times in 2002, 2010, 2014.

"I think (our fans) will be stars in the World Cup, happy people". They also have [Mario] Madzukic as a No. 9.

"The minimum target is to have a good performance and have a good attitude", he said.

Victor Ikpeba was quick to point out that Nigeria have beaten the Argentines when it has not really mattered and it would be best they get their points in their opening two group games against Croatia and Iceland before the final game against Argentina so that they could go past the first round in Russian Federation.

"For us, we have to take each opponent very serious right from our first game against Croatia". "We aim to progress from the group".

Despite having to face Messi, Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo was pleased to avoid the other giants of world football.

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