Friday, 1 December 2017

World Cup Draw 2018: Nigeria To Face Argentina Again; Spain To Meet Portugal, While England Clash With Belgium

The draw for the 2018 World Cup has taken place in Russia.
Thirty two teams will battle it out for the right to be crowned world champions next summer.

Super Eagles of Nigeria have been drawn with Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in 2018 World Cup Group D scheduled to hold in Russia..

It would be the fifth time Nigeria will be facing Argentina in the World cup Group Stage.

The Eagles faced Argentina in 1994,2002, 2010 and 2014 in South Africa.

Ironically Nigeria lost all the matches against Argentina but with recent defeat of Argentina in a friendly in Russia, many believe it is possible for the Eagles to re-write history. 

Nigeria will kick off against Croatia in Kaliningrad on Saturday June 16 and then face Iceland– at their first ever World Cup – in Volgograd on Friday June 22 and then they will play their final group match against top seeds Argentina in St Petersburg on Tuesday June 26.

Hosts Russia were paired with Uruguay, Egypt and Saudi Arabia in Group A, while Spain and Portugal will meet in Group B.

And England were drawn with Belgium, Tunisia and Panam in Group G.

Here's how the groups look ahead of the tournament...

GROUP A:  Russia, Uruguay, Egypt, Saudi Arabia

GROUP B: Portugal, Spain, Iran, Morocco

GROUP C: France, Peru, Denmark, Australia

GROUP D: Argentina, Croatia, Iceland, Nigeria

GROUP E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia

GROUP F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea

GROUP G: Belgium, England, Tunisia, Panama

GROUP H: Poland, Colombia, Senegal, Japan

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