Nigeria National Team
"African Brazilians" kind of lucky to get in a group with only one clear favourite – the team from Argentina. It is symbolic that with them, the Nigerians will finish the first stage the 2018 world Cup. But in group there are two good European teams – Croatia and Iceland. And they have to defeat even the most experienced opponents will not be so simple.
But the Nigeria national team has absolutely everything to reach the playoffs. This and the presence of stars in the composition (for example, John Obi Mikel, Iwobi and Iheanacho), and demonstration of good games in recent years. That's only will it help to fight such an experienced opponent like Argentina? The largest bookmakers think not.
Wards Edgardo Busy has its own problems. As shown by the friendlies in late March, the team that plays with Higuain, Di Maria, Mascherano and Aguero still too dependent on Messi. Without it, the Argentines managed to cede to the Spaniards in the "freight train" with the score 6:1! One can only hope that the silver medalists of the last world Cup will make the right conclusions after the defeat...
It is noteworthy that Nigerians remember how to beat the team of Argentina. In November last year the teams met in friendly match, and in Krasnodar. And then the African team won 4:2. But now is clearly going to be a completely different match, in which there is no place of complacency or underestimating opponents. So our forecast – a victory of Argentina national team.