Expect 'Difficult' Argentina In World Cup, Rohr Warns Eagles

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02 December, 2017

He added that it was another opportunity for the Super Eagles to prove to the world that their recent 4-2 win against the South American giants was not a fluke.

The draw comes 17 days after Rohr's men stunned Argentina by recovering from two goals down to win 4-2 in Krasnodar. "We can not surprise them like we did the last time, and now they will play with (Lionel) Messi", he added. It had an impressive run to World Cup qualification, beating notable teams like Croatia, Ukraine, and Turkey.

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

Nigeria first met Argentina at the FIFA World Cups in United States of America 1994 and (LOST 2-1).

Argentina were beaten finalists when Germany triumphed at Brazil 2014, but they needed heroics from Messi, who scored a hat-trick in their final qualifier against Ecuador, to get to the finals this time around.

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They will meet again in Russian Federation next year.

Messi and the two-time champion lie in wait for Iceland on June 16 at Spartak Stadium in Moscow. They are a good team, they are strong physically and they have the best fans in Europe. "I hope we keep on making people happy".

Nigeria's first game is against Croatia on June 16 in Kaliningrad before facing debutants Iceland in Volgograd on June 22. Hard group but we will take our chances. "Once you lock down (Lionel) Messi, Argentina is useless", he said.

The German manager, however, asked the Nigerian team not to expect a re-occurrence of what happened on November 14, stressing that not just the Argentine but other opponents in the group were ranked better by Federation Internationale de Football Association.


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