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Menotti writes off Eagles against Argentina

Argentina 1978 World Cup winning coach, César Luis Menotti, has said  that Argentina are assured of three points in their 2018 World Cup clash against Super Eagles on June 26.

•CONTEST…Super Eagles defender, Ola Aina (L) battles for the ball with Argentina’s Paolo Dybala during a friendly match in Russia

Both countries have met four times in the group stage of previous editions of the World Cup, and it has been a close affair with the South Americans winning by a single goal-margin  each time.

‘’’The group is satisfactory, we are better than in the 78 World Cup that we had Italy, Hungary and France,’’ Menotti said in an interview with  Súper Miter Deportivo.

‘’It would not be surprising if Argentina lose to Croatia, but against Iceland, Nigeria, six points guaranteed.

‘’The friendly with Nigeria does not count too much, they are dangerous but they never reach their potential.’’

Now 79,  El Flaco  was in the dugout when Argentina won their first Fifa World Cup in 1978, beating the Netherlands 3-1 after extra time at Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespuci.


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