RUSSIA 2018: Super Eagles In Pot 4, Could Draw Brazil, Argentina, Germany, France

RUSSIA 2018: Super Eagles In Pot 4, Could Draw Brazil, Argentina, Germany, France

By James Agberebi: The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been placed in Pot 4 ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup draw billed for Friday, December 1 in Russia.

The pots were announced by FIFA on their official website on Thursday.

It was confirmed in September, by the Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions, that all teams will be allocated to (eight-team) pots 1 to 4 based on sporting principles.

The October 2017 edition of the FIFA world ranking will be used to allocate all qualified teams to the four pots according to their ranking in descending order, after hosts Russia who take the top seeding spot.

As it is, Nigeria will draw one team each from Pot 1, Pot 2 and Pot 3, which are perceived to have stronger sides than Pot 4.
With the pots confirmed, the Super Eagles might be drawn against world heavyweights like champions Germany, Argentina, Brazil, France, who are all in Pot 1.

Other teams in Pot 1 are hosts Russia, Belgium, Poland, Portugal.

Pot 2 has Spain, Peru, Switzerland, England, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Croatia.

In Pot 3 are Denmark, Iceland, Costa Rica, Sweden, Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal and Iran.

While in Pot 4 the other teams alongside Nigeria are Serbia, Australia, Japan, Morocco, Panama, South Korea and Saudi Arabia.

The Final Draw will take place on Friday 1 December at Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace.

2018 World Cup Pots:

Pot 1: France, Belgium, Russia, Portugal, Poland, Brazil, Germany, Argentina.

Pot 2: Spain, Peru, Switzerland, England, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Croatia

Pot 3: Denmark, Iceland, Costa Rica, Sweden, Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal, Iran

Pot 4: Serbia, Australia, Nigeria, Japan, Morocco, Panama, South Korea, Saudi Arabia


  • God will see us through in Jesus name

  • The God almight will speak to the the god of soccer to favour Nigeria in jesus name.

  • Our group will b Russia, Switzerland, Iran and nigeria

  • Let us pray to get an easy drew.

  • Supatemmy 1 year ago

    Its obvious Nigeria may end up in a group of death and we are up to the task

  • Its better we loose to great team than small teams….and the resurgent super eagles will survive this test if that that be case

  • I would like Nigeria to draw Brazil, Belgium
    and France. That will bring out the best in
    boys. Instead of then giving 100%, they will
    now give 200%.

  • Am seeing either Argentina and France…

  • All Nigerian attackers are all goals hungry, I think that is what worked for them against Argentina.

  • No matter any country we meet we shall be victorious in Jesus name, amen

  • We could be grouped with the usual suspects, Argentina..


  • Germany france spain nigeria

  • Ehhhh, do you mean dat we are going to play the final before the final

  • Abdulrazak 1 year ago

    My forcast:

  • I want Brazil in our group…I want Neymer to cry just like his ancestors did

  • No problem, Nigeria can defeat any team now

  • Ebuka Patrick 1 year ago

    Nigeria, a land of religion without godliness.
    How has prayer entered here now?
    You think everything is prayer?
    God cannot do for man what man can do for himself.
    To do well in football, you need adequate preparation, well-deserved talents,and determination.
    If football is by prayers, Israel will be the sole custodian of the world cups.
    And by the way ,to be the best,you must beat the best. Are you praying for soft teams,? Do you think you win the world cup by only beating weak teams?
    If you are afraid to face Strong teams then you have no business qualifying in the first place

  • Some one cannot play with FIFA again by beating Argentina… FIFA na play we de play oo we no strong reach dat level

  • No problem. We’re ready.

  • Until the actual draws come 01/12/17, plan for top grade friendlies, AFCON/CHAN Qualifiers should be on NFF table.
    Qualification for AFCON must be prosecuted with all seriousness as playing in AFCON will be added advantage to prepare our players for the WC in June 2018.

  • Achi 1 year ago

    In which pots are ZAMBIA and SOUTH AFRICA Africa placed?

  • kegan 1 year ago

    Poland Croatia Iran Nigeria

  • Group c

  • Steve 1 year ago

    I will go for poland , Switzerland, Iran and Nigeria .Though beating the best teams will give us more confidence to win the Cup , so what ever they bring come the draw , super Eagles should plan to beat the best !!…..that is why is important to play more friendly with the best now like Germany , France and Portugal in order to psych the boys and test their mental before the main game .Generally is important to start smoothly by taking on the smaller flies as aforementioned while meeting the big teams in the second round .This Super Eagles and the way Rohr is going about our preparation gives me the feelings that we will reach the semi’s if all things being equal !!…

    Nff under the leadership is also doing a great job on this too.For now we have the first team , bench and the coach to take us there , what we may need is a sound psychologist to help psych the boys for the greater work ahead and from what we saw against Argentina, we may have such a sound psychologist too in the team …go eagles and bring the cup home!!

  • I talk am na…because I say d spirit wet supper eagle take win Argentina so ennn.. Fifa go vex put us for pot 4.. U see..

  • Who believed We can qualified in our qualification,the group include Zambia, Algeria, Cameroon jet Nigeria qualify from the group, no mater any group Nigeria fall upon they will surely came out victorious by God grace,this is our time and i believed in these present super eagle come 2018 they will lift the trophy

  • Confidence increases as game goes by. So we cannot afford to be drawn with world class teams.

  • How many teams qualify in group stage?

  • I wish we get the fairest of draws but at the same time feel we can test our mettle against a team like Germany

  • We fear no evil no more big names as we did to Argentina we can still do it to Germany

  • Super my nigeria

  • Nigeria will show Brazil again

  • My take Belgium, Mexico, Iran & Nigeria

  • Super Eagles let do this.

  • Chima E Samuels 1 year ago

    Brazil,Spain,Sweden,Nigeria……. according to Algorithms

  • ben olude 1 year ago

    Fifa should bring any team.we will be ready for them.nigeria will win this worldcup.why? Because it is a world cup of youthfull players.

  • Fasasi Kunle 1 year ago

    Any big team would be under pressure to meet Nigeria in Russia. And if that is the case if we reach 1/4 final any thing can happen. I strongly believe that Nigeria can win world cup GOD willing.

  • Joseph Omale 1 year ago

    No one in all the comments above had prayed for good officiating in all our games. This is world cup. FIFA also has their own game plan seeing African teams getting stronger. At least, with adequate preparations and mother luck on our side, Nigeria will soar higher this time. It could be our time to lift the WC in Russia.

  • We re not afraid

  • Ejechi Ify 1 year ago

    To be champion you have to beat the best teams.we are naija, we fear no foe.

  • Dnt b suprise c our group: Belgium-France-Mexico-Nigeria.

  • And its going to be 10 players each……on the field of play… So no Tension

  • Nigeria should avoid Germany ,

  • We need serious prayer to be in easy group.

  • samuel 1 year ago

    france england iceland nigeria
    Is dis not better?

  • Thank God sef I have been praying that we should draw against Germany Brazil and France so that we can retaliate,our boys are good

  • Great chance they lost.

  • Onyeagoro Johnson Chima 1 year ago

    Pot 4 is said to have weakest teams: what they don’t know is that there is a strong team in the so call weakest “pot 4” that should be in pot 1. Just like Nigeria. This is how the draw will look like on December 1st 2017; PREFERRED: Argentina, Switzerland, Denmark and Nigeria: MOST PREFERRED: Belgium, Mexico, Iran and Nigeria or Poland, Colombia, Costa Rica and Nigeria. Goodluck Nigeria.