Nigeria Run Away With Fashion Title Before Tournament Begins

Tanya Simon
June 13, 2018

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have arrived in Russian Federation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The Super Eagles' first match in Russian Federation is against Croatia on Saturday, before other group games against Iceland and Argentina.

Hazard made the prediction on a diagram published on his Instagram page stating: "This is my prediction on 2018 World Cup!".

Calling on Nigerians to get behind the Super Eagles, he said, "We are using this medium to call on Nigerians to get behind the team and those spreading rumours regarding the welfare of the team should make enquiry".

He tipped Belgium to beat Poland in the round of 16, overcome Brazil in the quarter-final and go past France in the semi-finals.

Nigeria are in Group D along with Croatia Argentina and Iceland
Nigeria are in Group D along with Croatia Argentina and Iceland

Nigeria have already gone and wrapped up this World Cup on style points, and at an absolute canter.

They are in Group G at this year's finals with England, Panama and Tunisia.

9 - Since Rashidi Yekini scored Nigeria's first-ever World Cup goal, against Bulgaria in 1994, occupants of the number 9 jersey have failed to find the target for the Super Eagles in 17 consecutive games at the tournament, a drought totalling 1016 minutes of football.

But head coach Gernot Rohr insists that his team are more than just fashionable trendsetters, and are focused on getting ready for their first game against Croatia on June 16.

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