FIFA World Cup: Super Eagles train in Essentuki Arena, Russia


The Super Eagles yesterday have their first training at the Essentuki Arena from 4pm local time, which is 2pm in Nigeria.
The full squad of 23 players trained under the watchful eyes of Gernot Rohr who said all of them are fit and ready for the World Cup.
The training session was open to the public and it lasted for at least an hour.
The Super Eagles will confront Croatia in their opening group game on Saturday night in Kaliningrad.
The team landed in Essentuki Monday night from their training camp in Austria.
…Nigeria disorganised – Mascherano
Argentine defender Javier Mascherano has stated that the Super Eagles of Nigeria are disorganized ahead of their group stage meeting at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria are in group D of the World Cup alongside Argentina, Croatia, and Iceland.
Speaking about his team opponents Mascherano revealed that the game against Nigeria will be a tough encounter due to the African side being disorganised on the pitch.
The Super Eagles defeated Argentina 4-2 the last time the two sides met in a friendly encounter and Mascherano is wary of the threat posed by the athletic Nigerian side.
Mascherano who played against the Super Eagles in the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup tournaments gave his opinion about all of Argentina’s group stage opponents in an interview with the Guardian.
He said, “And Nigeria are quite well known to us, we’ve always met in the last World Cups. They’re tough, not just because of their physical power, but because their disorganisation has the effect of disorganising you as a rival. And that’s when teams like ours suffer the most – in disorder.”


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