Rakitic Looking Forward To Facing Messi At World Cup

Posted Декабря 02, 2017

At the 1994 FIFA World Cup Claudio Caniggia scored a brace as the Diego Maradona-inspired side came back to win 2-1 after Samson Siasia's sublime opener at the Foxboro, Boston. Argentina have to step up their game. Around 6,000 guests gathered in Moscow for the paramount football event, and fans of Croatian football have finally found out Croatia's opponents for next year's world tournament!

Unfortunately, Nigeria has lost all her previous games against Argentina the other teams in Group D with Nigeria are Iceland and Croatia.

Given the number of times both nations have met, it could be argued that Nigeria should now understand better how to prepare for and prosecute a World Cup game against La Albiceleste.

While Argentina have never met World Cup debutants Iceland on the worldwide stage, they only have to look at England's shock last-16 2-1 defeat at Euro 2016 to know that the Nordic nation will not be pushovers.

Speaking with the NationSports on Wednesday, the coach of the Super eagles, Rohr believes that Nigeria is ready to face any teams in Russian Federation.

World Cup draw E-H
World Cup draw E-H

Five-time World Player of the Year Messi, 31, will once again be required to provide inspiration at possibly his last World Cup, but with a plethora of attacking talents such as Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria and Paulo Dybala, Jorge Sampaoli's men will be favourites to score the goals required to progress. I saw them play at the European Championship in 2016 and the supporters were very massive as they got all the way to the quarter-finals.

Their spirited display lifted by their vocal travelling fans gave a new meaning to worldwide football.

Messi and the two-time champion lie in wait for Iceland on June 16 at Spartak Stadium in Moscow.

We have a young team and we are going to the World Cup to go and learn. "But I am confident that we can make it out of the group", he said.

"We will have a hard group because we are in the last pot and we are supposed to have big teams with us".