Nigeria To Face Argentina For Fourth Time In 2014 FIFA World Cup
Next door neighbours Cameroon were drawn with five time champions Brazil, North American heavy weights Mexico and 1998 World Cup 2nd runners up Croatia in Group A.
North Africans Algeria are up against Belgium, Russia and South Korea, co-hosts of the 2002 edition of the competition in Group H.
Ghana will be facing Germany, United States and Portugal in Group G while the Elephants of Ivory Coast will be facing 2004 Europeans champions Greece, Asian champions Japan and Colombia in Group C.
Nigeria will play its first opponent on the 16th of June against Iran, before meeting Bosnia on the 21st and rounding the group stage matches against Argentina on the 25th of June, this will be the fourth time Nigeria will come up against the South American giants in the World Cup.
The pair first met in the the first round of the 1994 World Cup with goals from Diego Maradona and Claudio Caniggia cancelling out Samson Siaisia’s 8th minute strike.
In 2002, a lone goal by Gabriel Batistuta was enough for the Argentines to see off the Eagles while Gabriel Heinze scored in the 2010 edition dent Nigeria’s qualification hopes to the 2nd round. Both teams eventually qualified as they were both eliminated from their group in the competition in 2002.
Full Draws Below:
Group C – Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast, Japan