by Amoh

December 1, 2017


Nigeria, Argentina drawn in same group for 2018 World Cup

Nigeria’s Super Eagles beat Argentina 4-2 in a friendly match in October

Three-time African champions Nigeria have been drawn in the same group as 2014 World Cup losing finalists Argentina for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in an event held in Russia on Friday.

The two sides will lock horns in the final Group D encounter.

A recent friendly between the two ended in a 4-2 win for the African side, though many believed the scoreline would have been different if the South Americans had their talisman Lionel Messi.

The draw conducted at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow also saw debutants Iceland and Croatia being drawn in the group.

The Nordic nation, whose population is less than 350,000, will play La Seleccion in their first game at the world stage.

Russia and Saudi Arabia will open the summer tournament at the Luzhniki Stadium.

That match is scheduled to be played on June 14, 2018.

Some mouth-watering encounters will be witnessed in the opening day games.

For example, neighbours Portugal and Spain will face off in Group B.

England’s pursuit of a coveted second trophy will begin in Group G with a date with Tunisia’s Carthage Eagles.

Below are the groups:

GROUP A

  1. Russia
  2. Saudi Arabia
  3. Egypt U
  4. Uruguay

GROUP B

  1. Portugal
  2. Spain
  3. Morocco
  4. Iran

GROUP C

  1. France
  2. Australia
  3. Peru
  4. Denmark

GROUP D

  1. Argentina
  2. Iceland
  3. Croatia
  4. Nigeria

GROUP E

  1. Brazil
  2. Switzerland
  3. Costa Rica
  4. Serbia

GROUP F

  1. Germany
  2. Mexico
  3. Sweden
  4. South Korea

GROUP G

  1. Belgium
  2. Panama
  3. Tunisia
  4. England

GROUP H

  1. Poland
  2. Senegal
  3. Colombia
  4. Japan

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana

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