Nigeria, who are playing their sixth World Cup, will face Iceland next in Volgograd on 22 June before finishing the group stage against Argentina in St Petersburg on 26 June. We have this all the time. “Maybe other people favor us to be but we are not thinking about it, we are focused as much as possible on our game plan”, Modric told journalists.
“We have the youngest squad, so maybe 2022 will be their World Cup”.
“We want to be Nigeria, we want to play our way and obviously we want to do that on Saturday”.
Russian authorities have cried fowl on Nigerian requests.
The government has slapped a ban on the Super Eagles supporters who wanted to take their lucky mascots with them to watch the Croatia game on Saturday. Meanwhile I do like Croatia, they are a good football team. “We’re prepared to satisfy even the most eccentric requests”. “If the coaches feel I’m the right person to replace Leon, I’m ready to give my 100% best because the success of the country is very vital at this moment”, Omeruo added.
The Super Eagles reached the last 16 in 1994, 1998 and 2014, although their group win over Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2014 was their first victory since France 98.
They headed straight to Sanatorium Istochnik Hotel in Essentuki, Russia where they will be based.
“We were trying out different formations but we are going to switch back to the way we played over the a year ago coming to this World Cup”.
Federation Internationale de Football Association has instituted a three-strikes policy against any racist abuse from fans across the tournament, threatening to abandon matches if supporters ignore a stadium speaker announcement and then a pause in play.