Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Sports | By Ivan Ross

Nigeria makes fashionable entrance in Russian Federation

Nigeria makes fashionable entrance in Russian Federation

The Super Eagles - the first African team to qualify for the 21st World Cup, will be making their sixth appearance on the global scene and have been zoned in Group D alongside Argentina, Iceland and Croatia.

The Super Eagles arrived aboard a chartered flight from Austria on Tuesday at the Mirealnye Vody Airport and were chauffeured to their hotel Sanatorium Istochnik in Essentuki, which is about 35 kilometres from the airport.

"We admire this team (Croatia) but we do not plan to watch them when we play against them, we hope to fight". They are all wonderful players...playing in biggest teams in Europe...

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"I wish to see who is really fit". "But, I say that we have to be better in some elements of the game".

"We have another three days to be ready tactically".

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Nigeria's striking home kit has proved incredibly popular in the run up to this summer's World Cup, and they touched down in Russian Federation with a similar sense of sartorial panache. The team will fly out to Kaliningrad, which is 3 hours away by flight from Essentuki, tomorrow afternoon, nearly when the opening ceremony will start.

According to Media Officer of the team, Toyin Ibitoye, the public and media, Super Eagles players will have two trainings today at Essentuki.

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