Nigeria's 2018 FIFA WC Fixtures: Dates, time and venues

World Cup 2018 By: Ambrose Udeme | 01/12/2017

Following Friday's FIFA World Cup draw which pitched Nigeria against Argentina for the fifth time in six FIFA World Cup appearances, the Super Eagles Eagles will begin their quest in the competition against European sides Croatia and Iceland before taking on the South Americans in their final Group D game.

Nigeria played against Argentina in the group phase of the FIFA World Cup in 1994, 2002, 2010 and 2014, losing narrowly on each occasion. The venue was Foxboro Stadium, Boston in 1994 (2-1 Argentina), Ibaraki Arena in 2002 (1-0 Argentina), Ellis Park, Johannesburg in 2010 (1-0 Argentina) and Porto Alegre in 2014 (3-2 Argentina).

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In Russia, the Super Eagles’ first match will be against Croatia at the 35,000 –capacity Kaliningrad Stadium on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 9pm (Kaliningrad time). 

For their second match, Gernor Rohr's men will fly to Volgograd, where they take on Iceland at the 45,000 –capacity Volgograd Arena on Friday, June 22, 2018. Time is 6pm.

Nigeria’s final group phase game is against Argentina on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 and the venue is the 68,000 –capacity Saint Petersburg Stadium, the second biggest venue at the finals. Time is 9pm, same time that Croatia and Iceland will be battling at the Rostov Arena.