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Eagles to play Croatia

By Jacob Ajom

The Nigeria Football Federation is working to have the Super Eagles play an international friendly match against Croatia as part of preparations for the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

Confirming this to journalists in Cape Town, President of the federation, Aminu Maigari said arrangements had reached an advanced stage to get a date for the match.

’’We are still waiting for the Croatian FA to confirm a date, but that will definitely come after the match against Mexico,’’ Maigari said, while discussing plans for the Super Eagles ahead of the World Cup.

Nigeria is grouped alongside Argentina, Bosnia Herzegovina and Iran in Group F ’’We all know that Croatia and Bosnia share the same border and both countries play almost the same way. So, a match with them will give the Eagles a glimpse of what to expect from Bosnia at the World Cup,” Maigari said.

He also said that apart from the March 5 friendly against Mexico and the proposed tie against Croatia, plans are afoot to see the Eagles engage top flight opposition before the Mundial. “We intend to see the team play a number of friendlies to put them in a competitive shape before the World Cup.”


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