Former Super Eagles defender, Ifeanyi Udeze has expressed his optimism at the chances of the Eagles exceeding expectations in Russia.
The Super Eagles got to know their group stage opponents in next year’s FIFA World Cup at the draw which was held on Friday at the Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia.
The Gernot Rohr-led Eagles were drawn in Group D with old foes Argentina, Iceland who will be making their debut, and France 1998 World Cup third-placed team Croatia.
They will kick off their campaign against Croatia on June 16.
“Looking at the group, Should the Eagles beat Croatia and Iceland”, that means they’ve qualified even before facing Argentina”, Udeze said.
The former West Brom defender, however, was wary of facing Argentina for the fifth time in the World Cup.
Udeze was a member of the Korea/Japan World Cup team under the leadership of Chief Adegboye Onigbinde.