Real Madrid Luka Modric and Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic have both reacted to being drawn in Group D alongside the Super Eagles of Nigeria.Modric and Rakitic will begin their campaign in Russia on June 16, 2018, against the Super Eagles at the 35,000 –capacity Kaliningrad Stadium. The '98 edition bronze medalist will then face Argentina who
Real Madrid midfield maestro Modric took to his Instagram page to express his thoughts on the draws, saying: "A tough and complicated group but we will be ready and looking forward to the challenge that’s expecting us."
Teska skupina, ali jedva cekamo da krene.! Zelja je ogromna, da budemo pravi.!🇭🇷💪Grupo difícil, pero con mucha ilusión de poder hacer algo importanteA tough group at the @fifaworldcup, but confident to show a great performance#iznadsvihhrvatska #russia2018 #worldcup pic.twitter.com/qiR31EMHrc — Ivan Rakitic (@ivanrakitic) December 1, 2017
The Blazers' World Cup curtain-raiser against the Super Eagles will be their first encounter against the West African giants in any competition at the senior level.