Super Eagles and Sivasspor of Turkey left back, Elderson Echiejile says he’s confident that Nigeria will make it from Group D ahead of Argentina.
The Turkey-based defender, Elderson Echiejile spoke to Brila.net’s Babafemi Raji immediately after the final World Cup draws in Moscow today.
The Super Eagles face off with the South Americans at the Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg on June 26, 2018 in both countries final group game.
Nigeria have lost by the odd goal in each of their five different group matches with Argentina at the World Cup, including a 3-2 loss to a team inspired by Lionel Messi in Brazil 2014.
”It is a feasible challenge because of the type of teams. The Super Eagles in recent times have stepped up in the game, and the draw was a good one”. Echiejile told brila.net
Echiejile further stressed, that “With good preparation, support and prayers of Nigerians, the team will do well in the group, even above the highly rated Argentina.”
Nigeria qualified for the second round of the World Cup in 1994, 1998, and 2014, and was knocked out in the group stage in 2002 and 2010.
However, Nigeria facing South America giant, Argentina in the World Cup is almost becoming constant.
Nigeria’s Group Matches Russia 2018 World Cup
Match 8: Croatia vs Nigeria Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad June 16, 2018
Match 24 : Nigeria vs Iceland Volgograd Arena, Volgograd June 22, 2018
Match 39 : Nigeria vs Argentina Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg June 26, 2018