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Nigeria Foes Croatia To face Brazil, Mexico In World Cup Friendlies

Nigeria Foes Croatia To face Brazil, Mexico In World Cup Friendlies

By Adeboye Amosu: One of Nigeria’s Group D foes at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Croatia, will play a friendly match against five-time world champions Brazil ahead of the finals, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

According to a report in Croatia online outlet, Novilist.hr, a date and venue are yet to be fixed for the game lined up to prepare the team for the World Cup in Russia.

The Croatians are in the same World Cup group with Brazil’s South American rivals, Argentina, Nigeria and Iceland.

The glamour friendly could be played at the end of May or at the beginning of June, 2018.

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The organisers are also looking at the possibility of having the game in England with Chelsea’s home ground Stamford Bridge and Liverpool’s Anfield in the running to host the match.

The Croats will also play two tune-up games in March against Peru and Mexico.

They are also keen on squaring up against an African team that play similar style with Nigeria who they will face in their group game in Russia.

The World Cup game against the Super Eagles is billed for the Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad on June 16.

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  • Nigeria should play Colombia, Serbia. Poland and Denmark for our own preparation.We will not gain much playing against a team like England going to the world cup.

    • The Super Eagle of Nigeria should play Serbia, Poland, Denmark and Sweden, because Serbia and Poland use a similar with Boastful Croatia while Sweden and Denmark play similar style with Iceland. In other words I don’t see Nigeria benefiting from the friendly match with England.