2018 World Cup: Nigeria will make history

2018 World Cup: Nigeria will make history

Nigeria is all set to make its claim on the world cup title when it plays its first league match against Croatia on 16th June. How far it goes and how much the team impresses is worth waiting for. In fact, many sports enthusiasts on sites like believe that Nigeria has a great chance of progressing ahead from the group stages. If that does happen, it will mean that we would see some great football this time around.

Nigeria and the 2018 World Cup: What’s in Store for Us?

The Nigerian midfielders and the Nigerian forwards are I’m top form. Sure, the Nigerian defence is still a bit of a worry but that’s something the coach is working on for sure. If they can restrict the opposition, we can be sure that the Forwards will do their job.

To be honest, Nigeria has been showing some fantastic football. It even reached the knockout stage of the 2014 world cup. This year’s team is power-packed and has a perfect balance of experienced and young players.

John Obi Mikel’s statement: John Obi Mikel who led the boys to the knockout stage in 2014 world cup is quite optimistic about Nigeria’s performance this year. He is sure of his team’s preparations and is betting to surprise the world. He further stated that Nigeria is placed in a group where she will get to show its talent pool from the first match itself.

Fighting against Croatia will give it the much-needed tempo and momentum. With an easy win, the team will get the confidence to face Argentina in the third match. The experienced more play is aiming high and wants to create history by defeating the likes of Argentina and Iceland.

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But he is well-known of the challenges. Iceland has so far been a surprise package. Battling against Messi & Co. will be tough. It is always a good challenge to win against the world leaders. However, given the payer selection of Nigerian team, even we are optimistic of a power-packed performance by the team.

Joseph yobo’s statement: Joseph Yobo, the extremely talented and experienced player of Nigeria, now retired, warns the Nigerian team of getting too focused on playing the finals than winning the individual games. He emphasized that the players should focus on one game at a time. Eyeing to play the finals is good but one has to realize that for reaching the finals, you have to win the group matches and also the knockout tournaments.

He asked the players to not take any team lightly. If you have not come unprepared to the world cup, how can you expect the other teams to be! We hope that the players of Nigeria take his suggestion seriously and prepare well to defeat Croatia by a margin in the first match itself.


Nigeria is a power-packed team with some star players as well. It will be worth watching how they fulfill their great African dream of being the first African nation to win a FIFA world cup.

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