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Russia 2018: Croatian Stars Wary Of Dangerous Super Eagles

Russia 2018: Croatian Stars Wary Of Dangerous Super Eagles

By Adeboye Amosu: Croatian midfielder, Mateo Kovacic and winger, Marko Pjaca, are expecting a tough opening fixture against Nigeria at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.‎

The Europeans who will also confront former champions Argentina and debutants Iceland in Group D of the tournament will face the Super Eagles on June 16 at the Kaliningrad Stadium.


Kovacic, who plays for European champions Real Madrid describes the Super Eagles as a tricky opponent but states that his team will go all out for a win against the three-time African champions.

“Argentina has a great team, we got to just know how good Iceland is in the qualifiers and African teams are always tricky to play against. But just like I am sure we are facing 3 very good opponents, I am sure that we will enter each game with plan to win and get 3 points,” Kovacic tweets on his Twitter handle.

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Pjaca, a winger who has been capped 13 times by Croatia and currently in the books of Italian side Juventus labels the Super Eagles a dangerous opponent.

“A tough group, but we knew we had no easy opponents. Argentina has the top stars, Iceland who, after the excellent European championship, continued the series of great results and dangerous Nigeria. It will certainly be difficult for us, but it has to be,” reads a Tweet on Pjaca’s Twitter handle.

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  • omo9ja 4 years ago

    For me, this group is very difficult. Croatia is going to be hard to Crack and Iceland also will be very challenging. I watched both teams video tape on YouTube, Nigeria should be very prepare for the world cup. Apart from beaten Argentina, they are the weakest team in our group and they will prove something that they were one of the former world champion. So, the earlier we prepare the better. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • Yahaya Musa 4 years ago

      Bros thank you for the analysis made, may God bless you

    • Brnjamin Emmanuel 4 years ago

      I believed you bros, with a well preparation Nigeria will go far, so many countries will be aware of the danger the super eagle will parade in Russia. God bless naija

  • vincent Onuigwe 4 years ago

    God will see us through

  • Edoman 4 years ago

    Good preparations is the answer. Forget about Akpeyi. Have Enyeama and Ozoho. Then enjoy your Games.

  • Hello I hope that the Super Eagle of Nigeria teach Boastful Croatia a lesson, as I recall Croatia Manager claimed that Nigeria is a work over, we will see who is a walk over I wish the Super Eagle all the luck and hope they will make Africa proud football is won on the pitch not through talking.