Super Eagles star states World Cup plan before Argentina

Super Eagles By: Linus Onyeze | 17/05/2018

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Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi says he hopes Nigeria wins their first two World Cup Group D matches against Croatia and Iceland before a final group against Argentina.

The Africans open their World Cup campaign against Croatia on June 16, and if they manage to win that and the next game against Iceland, then it means they would have qualified from the group before facing Argentina and Ndidi has been speaking about that possibility.

“It would be great to win our first two games before we face Argentina in our final group game,” Ndidi said in a special World Cup documentary.

Coach Gernot Rohr said just as the Eagles came through a tough qualifying group, they will fight to reach the knockout rounds of the World Cup.

“We believed in our team and won a difficult qualifying group,” he said.

“We hope for a fantastic World Cup, we will like to have good results.

“We have young players, the youngest qualifiers for the World Cup, and they will like to fight, they like to win.”

Nigeria have thrice reached the knockout rounds of the World Cup – in 1994, 1998 and 2014.