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Russia 2018: Nigeria draws Argentina, Iceland in Group D


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Nigeria Super Eagles will square up against Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in Group D when the World Cup starts in June 2018 in Russia.

In a ceremony held at the state Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Nigeria was drawn in group D alongside the South American powerhouse, Croatia and debutants Iceland.

Nigeria had met Argentina in four previous editions of the tournament and lost by odd goal on each occasion.

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However, Nigeria defeated Argentina 4-2 in a friendly last month.

Hosts Russia will meet Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the tournament on June 14.

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The pairings:

Group A: RUSSIA, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay

Group B:  PORTUGAL, Spain, Morocco, Iran

Group C: FRANCE, Australia, Peru, Denmark

Group D:  ARGENTINA, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria

Group E:  BRAZIL, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia,

Group F: GERMANY, Mexico, Sweden, Korea Republic

Group G: BELGIUM, Panama, Tunisia, England

Group H: POLAND, Senegal, Colombia, Japan

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