Eguavoen: Eagles Shouldn’t Focus Only On Argentina; Croatia, Iceland Dangerous

Eguavoen: Eagles Shouldn’t Focus Only On Argentina; Croatia, Iceland Dangerous

By Adeboye Amosu:
Former Nigeria international Austin Eguavoen has warned the Super Eagles not to concentrate only on Argentina but must take their opening Group D match at the 2018 World Cup against Croatia very seriously.

The Super Eagles will for the fifth time face Argentina, Croatia and debutantes Iceland next, according to the draw held in Moscow on Friday.

The Eagles will kick off their campaign against Croatia who finished third at the France 1998 World Cup.

Speaking as a guest on SuperSport during the draw, Eguavoen said that beating Croatia is a must for the Eagles.

“It is not only Argentina that are in the group, we have to first of all worry about Croatia,” Eguavoen who represented Nigeria at the USA 1994 and France 1998 World Cups said.

“Once we go past that hurdle, we can start talking about other teams.

The former Super Eagles coach to the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt added: “We are like underdogs, that’s the way people are looking at it but if the Germans, Spanish and Brazilians had crossed our path, they would also be worried.
“It won’t be easy against Argentina though, they’ll want revenge for that 4-2 friendly defeat and they have quality players like Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero among others. Iceland too can’t be written off.”


  • Yeah
    Exactly wah am saying
    Croatia has d best mid field and modern day football is all abau mid field
    Iceland has d best defence, if dey score u first, u are done for. So let’s jst take every game seriously

  • Croatia has the best midfield in the world. With the likes of Luka modric of Real Madrid,Rakitic of Barcelona and Manzukic of Juventus.

  • The problem is Croatia not Argentina. Surprise Croatia and beat Iceland with confidence. Then hold till the end against Argentina

  • 9ja will qualify. Croatia to gain best loser

  • God forbid bad thing