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Iwobi Says Argentina Will Fall Again In Russia by Nkemakonam62: 6:56am On Feb 14
Nigeria and Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi, is looking forward to Super Eagles repeating the sensational defeat of South America power-house, Argentina, when both countries meet in their group stage game of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Last November in Krasnodar, Russia, the three-time African champions pulled a stunning 4-2 defeat of Argentina in an international friendly.


Iwobi, 21, who scored a brace in that game, similarly got the winning goal that qualified Nigeria for the World Cup against Zambia in Uyo last October.

Although Nigeria’s victory was attributed to the absence of Argentina’s inspirational forward, Lionel Messi, Iwobi told BBC yesterday that Eagles are capable of an encore in summer.
“Argentina were missing their star man (Lionel) Messi, but we were also missing some of our players (for the friendly). We are confident we can repeat that at the World Cup,” the Arsenal forward said in the interview monitored in Lagos.

The Arsenal player who is unfazed by the star-studded squad the Albiceleste will parade at the Mundial restated the resolve of Eagles not just going to Russia to make up the number.
“We were unbeaten in the World Cup qualifiers and we are confident and have young talent, who want to prove themselves any time they are on the pitch,” observed Iwobi.

However, despite Iwobi’s optimism, a former Super Eagles utility player, Garba Lawal, warned at the weekend that Croatia and Iceland ought to be the major worries of Nigerians.
Lawal who is now the coach of a National League side owned by a former Sports Minister, Sumaila Sambawa, told Akelicious that Croatia in particular looks more dangerous to him.

“Croatia does not look cheap as some Nigerians are thinking. They have some of the best players in Europe like Luka Modric and his compatriot in Real Madrid like Mateo Kovacic, Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic, Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren, Everton’s Nikola Vlasic and several others who have made their marks in the Bundesliga and the Italian Serie A,” stressed Lawal fondly called Chindo.

He said that instead of focusing mainly on Argentina, “Our players and coaches should be thinking of what to make of Croatia that is our first game in Russia. We all know what first matches mean at the World Cup. We need to get it right with the first game for us to have the hope of progressing from the group to the knock out phase.”
Lawal also admitted that the present crop of players in the Super Eagles may not have the experience of previous Nigerian senior teams but sure have the capacity to do well if properly harnessed.

“It is wrong to compare past and present generation of Nigerian players because they present different form and characters. I however believe that the present generation can achieve greatness with the kind of enthusiasm they have shown since the qualifying round of matches. They however need to be wary of Croatia and Iceland and not put all their attention on Argentina,” concludes the ex-international.

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Re: Iwobi Says Argentina Will Fall Again In Russia by modelmike7(m): 7:06am On Feb 14
Soccer No be for mouth......

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Re: Iwobi Says Argentina Will Fall Again In Russia by Dinocarex(m): 7:08am On Feb 14
Good one.. But football aint played with mouth.
Re: Iwobi Says Argentina Will Fall Again In Russia by sotall(m): 7:08am On Feb 14
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Re: Iwobi Says Argentina Will Fall Again In Russia by macphilip: 7:08am On Feb 14
Ok
Re: Iwobi Says Argentina Will Fall Again In Russia by Nobody: 7:08am On Feb 14
Prophet of doom....



E go shock you.. No worry!


You think every country is like Nigeria that doesn't learn from her mistakes?

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Re: Iwobi Says Argentina Will Fall Again In Russia by TikaBodi(f): 7:08am On Feb 14
Walahi na mynd44 post this thread come front page cool
Re: Iwobi Says Argentina Will Fall Again In Russia by Philinho(m): 7:08am On Feb 14
Definitely ....Up Eagles

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Re: Iwobi Says Argentina Will Fall Again In Russia by mainkendo: 7:08am On Feb 14
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Re: Iwobi Says Argentina Will Fall Again In Russia by chinawapz(m): 7:09am On Feb 14
Mouth no fit do am but skills....the best team will win
Re: Iwobi Says Argentina Will Fall Again In Russia by Britishcoins: 7:11am On Feb 14
Yes ooo I love football, Buharis sin will not prevent us from winning the cup

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Re: Iwobi Says Argentina Will Fall Again In Russia by TikaBodi(f): 7:11am On Feb 14
Re: Iwobi Says Argentina Will Fall Again In Russia by kaymart(m): 7:11am On Feb 14
I see Chelsea pulling a big surprise tonight
Re: Iwobi Says Argentina Will Fall Again In Russia by YINKS89(m): 7:12am On Feb 14
Dey re nw underestimating Argentina.... I weep for Naija in advance.... Later Nigeria players wld also claim smfin swallowed deir goals after defeat.

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Re: Iwobi Says Argentina Will Fall Again In Russia by Oladimejyy(m): 7:12am On Feb 14
Alaye Messi must win this World cupgringrin

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Re: Iwobi Says Argentina Will Fall Again In Russia by Pebcak: 7:13am On Feb 14
Re: Iwobi Says Argentina Will Fall Again In Russia by talk2percy(m): 7:13am On Feb 14
I don't see that happening, how is that going happen??
Re: Iwobi Says Argentina Will Fall Again In Russia by wwwtortoise(m): 7:14am On Feb 14
If it were to be a foreign player being interviewed by the media, the convo will go thus'

Press: we understand that you and other members of

the Super Eagles are leaving no stone unturned with

respect to the upcoming World Cup and particularly

another face-off with the 'La Albiceleste'.

What's your take on that?

Footballer: Argentina has wonderful and world-class

footballers in their ranks. It will be an interesting and

tough match; and I hope we will win the tie and most

importantly qualify for the next round.

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Re: Iwobi Says Argentina Will Fall Again In Russia by ZombieBuster: 7:15am On Feb 14
pinnket:
Prophet of doom....



E go shock you.. No worry!


You think every country is like Nigeria that doesn't learn from her mistakes?

Am pretty sure you are not an Argentine undecided
Re: Iwobi Says Argentina Will Fall Again In Russia by Feranchek(m): 7:16am On Feb 14
pinnket:
Prophet of doom....



E go shock you.. No worry!


You think every country is like Nigeria that doesn't learn from her mistakes?

Bros your mumurism is second to none. Pesin talk sey him go beat Argentina, you call am prophet of doom. He prophesy doom for you? Abi you don turn Argentine overnight??

Ode, Oya. ..

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Re: Iwobi Says Argentina Will Fall Again In Russia by profjustine458(m): 7:19am On Feb 14
Lol

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Re: Iwobi Says Argentina Will Fall Again In Russia by Pavore9: 7:19am On Feb 14
No be by mouth o.
Re: Iwobi Says Argentina Will Fall Again In Russia by Benz4pimp(m): 7:22am On Feb 14
ZombieBuster:


Am pretty sure you are not an Argentine undecided
Doesnt mean he shouldn’t say facts!!!Nigerians love to be deceived and told sugar coated words

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Re: Iwobi Says Argentina Will Fall Again In Russia by Machinegun91(m): 7:23am On Feb 14
Naija for live
Re: Iwobi Says Argentina Will Fall Again In Russia by innocential3032(m): 7:25am On Feb 14
There is power in our tongue,buh u all gat to wrk hard to match dat fit
Re: Iwobi Says Argentina Will Fall Again In Russia by Emycord: 7:26am On Feb 14
OK
Re: Iwobi Says Argentina Will Fall Again In Russia by supereagle(m): 7:28am On Feb 14
Rochas
Re: Iwobi Says Argentina Will Fall Again In Russia by noblesail(m): 7:32am On Feb 14
Ok na, let's watch and see

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