ROAD TO RUSSIA: Which Of The Pot 1 Teams Is Ideal For Super Eagles?

ROAD TO RUSSIA: Which Of The Pot 1 Teams Is Ideal For Super Eagles?

On Friday, 1 December, the most important football date in the end-of-the-year calendar, the Super Eagles will know which teams they will be up against at the 2018 World Cup.

The draw for the most important global event of 2018 will be held in Moscow on Friday with 32 of the world’s best national teams and Nigerians, like the rest of the world, are eager to know who their team will be drawn against.

With the Super Eagles in Pot 4 for the draw, perceived to be where the weakest sides are, they are bound to draw a team each from the ‘stronger’ Pot 1, Pot 2 and Pot 3.

The strongest pot, which contains the highest ranked teams in the world as well as hosts Russia, is the one that has drawn the highest interest and caused the most consternation among fans of the rest of the countries involved.

Pot A contains superpowers Argentina, Germany, France and Brazil, as well as star-studded Belgium, dark horses Poland and ambitious hosts Russia plus European champions Portugal.

The Super Eagles can only draw one of these teams. Which one would you rather have? Regular customers Argentina, whom Nigeria have faced four times in the group stages and lost to each time by a one-goal margin? Brazil, Germany or Belgium whom Nigeria have never met at senior World Cup level? Poland who are basically on Nigeria’s level despite their high ranking? Portugal with Cristiano Ronaldo? Or France who the Super Eagles narrowly lost to at the last World Cup?
Or Russia, which will give Nigeria the possibility of playing the opening game?

It is time again to have your say as continue our Road To Russia World Cup Debate series.

Use the ‘Leave a Reply’ field to air your views. Comments on Facebook are also welcome.


  • I’ve already told you guys my dream. Nigeria must draw Iran. Who will bet me

  • Bestsports. 1 year ago

    I want nigeria to draw Poland. Second choice is Russia because Nigeria can take 3 points off them if we work hard and tactics are right.

  • VICTOR 1 year ago


  • i will love,iran,usrailia and germany so nigeria can play germany in final

  • iran,germany,australia and nigeria is perfect

  • Nwafor Emmanuel 1 year ago


  • Nwafor Emmanuel 1 year ago

    Poland or portugal

  • There are no weak teams in the World Cup especially in pot 1 but I think Poland or the host, Russia, will be preferable. As long as we don’t play Russia in the opening game.

  • Timi Joseph 1 year ago

    I we prefer Portugal , am sure Nigeria we give them run for their money

  • Ifeanyi 1 year ago

    I prefer Poland or Portugal.

  • Temitope Adeola 1 year ago

    Poland and Russia is good.

  • Tsembelee 1 year ago

    I prefer Poland or Belgium or Russia but anyone that comes we will still win them.

  • MAJSOFT 1 year ago


  • Gaius 1 year ago

    I don’t want the super eagles to meet Germany or France they have too much quality and will be a mouthful for us. Portugal with CR7 is a lethal force. They always seem to be very lucky in competitions and they r d European champion, no I don’t want d super eagles to play them yet. Belgium will over streche us. Ezenwa will not be able to keep us in d game but Russia on d other hand will be easy picking. Ww will also be able to hold our own against Poland

  • tayor 1 year ago

    Poland, Colombia, Iran, Nigeria

  • joshua 1 year ago


  • EFFIOM 1 year ago

    Poland,Switzerland,Iran and Nigeria. this is just what i wish

  • EFFIOM 1 year ago

    i just wish nigeria pairs with poland,switzerland,iran

  • Russian and Iran

  • martinez 1 year ago


  • colins 1 year ago

    Poland, Colombia, Iceland and Nigeria.

  • Maccollins Njoku 1 year ago

    In my opinion i strongly feel that the toughest opponents are Germany, Brazil and the host. we have played, tested and beaten both Argentina and France, and as for Portugal and Belgium they are simply in thesame category as Nigeria the only major difference is that we do not have the likes of Hazard and Ronaldo, but we as much talent as they both countries poses. So, therefore, if we get any one of them it would only make us even more competitive as we progress to the next round. God bless Nigeria Super Eagles!!

  • femi Ajimuda 1 year ago

    Preferably every other team except Brazil, Germany and Belgium.

  • Russia, but not to play dem at the opening game oo

  • Oluwaseyi Sunday 1 year ago

    I prefer BRAZIL

    • Oluwaseyi Sunday 1 year ago

      I choose them because they are a UNKNOWN QUANTITY! That will encourage Grenot Rohr and his men to work harder!

  • Tony Iloka 1 year ago