Nigeria arrive in Russian Federation for 2018 FIFA World Cup

Nigeria arrive in Russian Federation for 2018 FIFA World Cup

Super Eagles' captain, Mikel John Obi has declared he is ready to lead the charge and take three-time African champions Nigeria to an enviable height when proceedings kickoff in Russian Federation in a few day's time, AOIFootball.com can report.

Nigeria have won the jersey contest, without a doubt, it remains to be seen how they fare at the World Cup proper, where they've been drawn in a tough-looking Group D alongside Argentina, Croatia and Iceland.

They made a quick stop in Abuja afterwards to meet President Muhammadu Buhari before jetting off to London to play the 2-1 friendly loss to England at Wembley. They are all wonderful players, playing in biggest teams in Europe. "On paper with their names, Croatia are much better than us".

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Rubiales said the players, who Spanish media said had tried to dissuade him from such drastic action, had vowed to give everything for the team.

"We have better quality than Nigeria, but we must show respect, they certainly have good offensive players, they have shown themselves against England and will undoubtedly be hard, but we need to see where our biggest chance to win is and we hope to open the tournament with a win".

Nigeria's hotel is the Sanatorium Istochnik while they will prepare for their matches at the Essentuki arena.

Sources close to the former Chelsea star revealed he personally prepared his mind and psyche for the FIFA World Cup and intends to give his very best for Nigeria. The flight is estimated to last two and half hours.

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