Inside the State Kremlin Palace, Friday, at 6:00pm local time [1500Ggmt], in Russia’s freezing winter, Nigeria’s Supper Eagles and other world football countries that qualified for Russia 2018 World Cup, will know their challengers.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is expected to address the football world gathering in Moscow. Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister, and Chairman, World Cup Organizing Committee, Vitaly Mutko, at a press conference, Friday, said: “The draw is a historic event, an emotional stage of the preparations for the World Cup”.
The excitement the football world cup draw will generate tonight, will reverberate round Nigeria, an exceptionally football loving nation. Nigeria sealed Africa’s Group B sole ticket for Russia 2018 world cup with 14 points from six matches – won four of the matches and drew two.
For the first time in the country’s world cup qualifying history, Nigeria picked up the ticket with 13 points from five matches, with the final match against Algeria, yet to be played. Africa’s Group B qualifying draw had formidable teams — Nigeria, Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia.
Counting down to Russia 2018 world up, Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Friday, November 14, played a Grade A build-up friendly march with Argentina in Russian city Krasnodar. The Super Eagles shone like dozens of stars in the match and defeated Argentina 4—2.
Nigeria knowing its opponents tonight will signify how tough further preparations for the world cup will be for the Super Eagles. With formidable build-up friendly matches, Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles Technical Adviser could lead Nigeria to surpass Cameroon, Ghana and Senegal Quarter-final records in Fifa world cup — Africa’s best so far.