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But world No. 4 Argentina will do well to take heed of the dangers their opponents pose, after being drawn alongside Croatia (17th), Iceland (22nd) and Nigeria (50th).

"We have a coach who has the mentality of a winner, and he has imbibed the players with the same attitude".

Hosts Russia will play Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the in June 14,2018.

Richard Omatiga, a businessman, was more expressive, saying "Nigeria and Argentina again?"

Morocco have a talented side, too, but Iran are weak and should be cannon-fodder for the three other sides. We found the right mix; the good mix of youth and experience. The group will be won by teams with the best tactics. He also attributed Nigeria's failure to fully fulfil the promise others saw in them to a lack of discipline that he intended to fix.

While Argentina has struggled lately and needed a Messi hat trick against Ecuador just to qualify for the World Cup, it maintains a dynamic offensive attack that can rely on one of the two best players in the world to carry it.

"The thing with football now is that you cannot see a group now and say it is an easy group". It is the fifth time Nigeria have been grouped with Argentina in their six World Cups. But since then, it has been one injury after another coupled with some bad press. "We've had a habit of writing teams off then losing to them", he said.

He added that he expected about 15 percent of the island nation's 335,000 population to make the trip.

"We don't want to play against Messi, but it is what it is".

"There is no perfect team but to do well at the World Cup, he needs to cover his team's loopholes and put his players in the right frame of mind".

They topped the group in spite of losing 1-0 to Argentina because they also beat Greece 2-0 to garner six points.

The 33-year-old led Shanghai Greenland Shenhua to the Chinese FA Cup.

"With prayers and decent preparations, we will surely go through easily".

Aiyegbeni's next game in front of Nigerian fans after the South Africa ordeal was at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos when he starred for the Eagles during the Nwankwo Kanu testimonial match and every of his moves were jeered by fans whose memory of his miss against Korea lingered.