Nigeria face Argentina again in World Cup group phase
The Super Eagles of Nigeria will face perennial rivals Argentina in Group D of the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia alongside Iceland and Croatia. Next year’s meeting is the fifth time, Nigeria will be playing against Argentina in the group phase, out of their six FIFA World Cup appearances. The Africans have lost on all four previous occasions.
Three-time African champions Nigeria will also tackle European teams Iceland and appearances in the finals since then.
For their second match, Nigeria will fly to Volgograd, where they take on Iceland at the 45,000-capacity Volgograd Arena on Friday, 22nd June 2018 at 6pm.
Iceland is making a first appearance at the FIFA World Cup, and is the smallest country ever to qualify for the finals. The country has a population of 335,000. Iceland shocked the whole of Europe last year summer, reaching the quarter-finals of the European Championship in France. Heimir Hallgrimsson is coach and star player is Gylfi Sigurdsson.