Rohr Eyes Six Super Eagles Friendlies Before Russia 2018

Rohr Eyes Six Super Eagles Friendlies Before Russia 2018

By Dare Esan: Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr believes his side will need up to six friendly matches to be in optimum shape for the Russia 2018 World Cup, reports.

The team will face Argentina in a high-profile friendly on Tuesday in Krasnodar, Russia but Rohr, who has guided the Super Eagles to the World Cup via an unbeaten qualifying campaign, wants much more.

“It’s very good we have two games to prepare our team between November and March but it is not enough,” Rohr told

“We’ll like two games in May, two games at the start of June. We could have six games during the pre-World Cup preparation, with training sessions used as match conditions.”

The only FIFA window for international matches between now and the World Cup in June is 19 to 27 March where two friendlies can be played.

But friendly games can be organised after the European season in May when teams begin intensive camping for the World Cup.


  • Yea …. Spain, belgium, Germany, brazil, USA, france, chile, atleast

  • nigeria has apotential to do well this time around

  • Next grade B… Belgium

  • Most countries would want to see the group to know. Teams in The same group Usually avoid each other in friendlies

  • When world cup grouping is made,then they can pick the team to play

  • What time the match BTW Nigeria & Argentina will take place?

  • Nigeria super Eagles should wake up now

  • I want Nigeria to play Belgium, France and Germany. Especially Germany. Let’s see how good we are in the next year World Cup.

  • What is this match tomorrow

  • Getting six friendlies is not a problem. If the super eagles perform well against Argentina, many strong football nations will be queuing up to play friendlies with them.

  • Daniel Amagboruju 1 year ago

    Up Super Eagles.Pls keep the flag flying.