Rohr to arrive Russia on Wednesday for World Cup draw

Rohr to arrive Russia on Wednesday for World Cup draw

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is expected to witness 2018 FIFA World Cup draw in Russia on Wednesday.

According to Super Eagles Media Officer Toyin Ibitoye, the draw for the World Cup will take place on Friday in Moscow and Rohr will leave France for Russia on Wednesday to be part of the ceremony that will reveal the teams Nigeria will face in the first round of the World Cup next year


It is reported that Franco-German Gernot Rohr will also take part in a FIFA seminar.

“The coach must definitely be in Russia for the World Cup draw,” Ibitoye affirmed.

“He is expected to travel from France to Russia on Wednesday because there is a seminar on Thursday which he will also attend,” he concluded.

Rohr wants six Super Eagles friendlies before 2018 World Cup

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr targets six friendlies for his side before Russia 2018 World Cup.

The team takes on Argentina in a grade A friendly on Tuesday in Krasnodar, Russia but Rohr, who has guided the Super Eagles to the World Cup with an unbeaten run demands much more.

In an interview, Rohr said: “It’s very good we have two games to prepare our team between November and March but it is not enough,”

“We’ll like two games in May, two games at the start of June. We could have six games during the pre-World Cup preparation, with training sessions used as match conditions,” he added.

The only FIFA window for international matches between now and the World Cup in June is 19 to 27 March where two friendly games can be played.

But friendlies can be organized after the European season in May when teams begin intensive camping for the World Cup.

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