"Argentina again?" Two African nations in groups of death and more

World Cup Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria

The Albiceleste have always determined Eagles fate, in 1994 Nigeria lost 2-1 to Argentina but still qualified top of the group, in 2002 and 2010 Nigeria lost 1-0 to Argentina to finish bottom of the group in bot years, and in 2014 despite losing 3-2 Nigeria qualified alongside Argentina.

It's worth noting that the Super Eagles do have a good record against European teams at the World Cup, having won five, drawn one and lost two of their previous eight games against teams from the continent.

On this week's episode of the "NESN Soccer Show", Courtney Cox, Marc DiBenedetto and Marcus Kwesi O'Mard join the debate and determine Group D - Argentina, Croatia, Iceland and Nigeria - deserves the "Group of Death" moniker. "As for our other opponents, I think Nigeria should be able to beat them comfortably and qualify for the knockout stage", Sanda said.

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic acknowledged that Argentina would be favoured to win the group. "I hope we keep on making people happy".

"Even though the like of Croatia are not pushovers, boasting of players such as Perisic, Mandzukic, Modric and Rakitic".

"This is because it could have been worse like the Morocco situation where the Africans have been pitted against the likes of Euro champions Portugal and Spain".

The country went into that game in danger of missing out not only on direct qualification but a spot in the playoffs.

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"It's a tough group, it will be big fight", the 29-year-old told 24 sata. "Once you lock down (Lionel) Messi, Argentina is useless", he said.

"However, whatever group we are in, we need to progress".

"Wow - what a draw!"

Sampaoli said: "These are rivals that are coming with few obligations and a lot of enthusiasm for a unique opportunity as the World Cup is". This group is a challenge, an honour, a chance, an opportunity...it's fire!

Musa also became the first Nigerian player to score a brace in a World Cup finals match.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to kick off on June 14 and last till July 15.

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