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World Cup Draw Live in Moscow! Who's in Croatia's Group?

World Cup Draw Live in Moscow! Who's in Croatia's Group?

Draw assistants were Laurent Blanc (1998 World Cup victor with France); Gordon Banks (goalkeeper of England's 1966 winning squad) and Cafu (two -time victor with Brazil).

He gave the warning on Friday at the ceremony for the World Cup draw in the Kremlin in Moscow.

The Eagles were grouped with Argentina, seeded in pot one; and Iceland, Croatia, seeded in pot 2 and 3 respectfully.

"They did it in 2014 and lost against France but last time they were in Pot 3 and now we are Pot 4, so it will be more hard".

Nigeria's plan in qualifying from the Group next year could seek to imitate the plan from 2014.

In Previous outings, For instance, In USA 1994, Nigeria was placed in Group D of the tournament, alongside Argentina, Bulgaria and Greece.

Seyi Dada-Martins, a multimedia consultant, also said: "It is a very dicey group we have been drawn into, but I'm confident in the abilities of the set of players we have to scale through the group stage".

Familiar foes aside, they will face new opposition in Croatia and Iceland, with their opening game being a first meeting against the Croats.

Given the number of times both nations have met, it could be argued that Nigeria should now understand better how to prepare for and prosecute a World Cup game against La Albiceleste. It will also be a hard game for them.

Iceland, on the other hand, were The Story of the last Euros in France as this country of just over 300,000 went as far as the last-eight including shocking the Three Lions of England and pegging back eventual winners Portugal.

"I think Croatia is a bigger threat in that group". Croatia will be the most important game because they have technical quality and play very good football.

Their spirited display lifted by their vocal travelling fans gave a new meaning to global football. They are a good team, they are strong physically and they have the best fans in Europe.

The last game of the group will be against two-time World champions Argentina at the St Petersburg Stadium on June 26.