Bosnia Herzegovina coach Saft Susic has already conceded Brazil 2014 Group F leadership to former champions, Argentina even before the first ball is kicked.
Meanwhile the Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has acknowledged Nigeria as strong opposition after his team were placed in the same group as the African champions in Friday’s World Cup draw.
Soon after the draw held in Brazil Friday, the coach who will be leading his country to the Mundial for the first time said, “Argentina is the favorite in the group. We will fight for the second place with Nigeria.”
The Bosnia sweat merchant claimed he has limited knowledge about Iran but said he will not underrate them. “I don’t know much about Iran and Nigeria, but I know that Nigeria played frequently at the World Cups and we should not underestimate Iran. We have good chances of making it to the second round. When I see whom Croatia has drawn, we have to be happy with our group.”
Don’t write us off — Iran coach
Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has acknowledged Nigeria as strong opposition after his team were placed in the same group as the African champions in Friday’s World Cup draw.
Queroiz stated that Nigeria are a good team, but was quick to warn that it would be wrong for anyone to write his team off.
“Nigeria are playing very well at the moment,” Queroiz said after Friday’s draw.
“Playing in the World Cup is an opportunity for every participating team, and based on this, it will be wrong for anybody to write off any team.”
The other teams that make up Group F are Argentina and Bosnia-Herzogovinia.