Rohr insists beating Argentina, Poland does not make Nigeria World Cup favourites


Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has called for caution in the wake of his side’s 1-0 win over Poland-the 6th best football team in the world.

Victor Moses converted a 61st minute penalty to give Nigeria the win even though the over-all performance left much to be desired. Rohr believes that beating teams like Argentina and Poland does not mean his team has arrived yet and they must stay humble & continue to work hard to improve on their play. His words: “This team is a young team but also a team of leaders. If we stay humble & continue to work hard to improve our play we have huge potentials, but beating two FIFA top 10 teams in friendlies doesn’t mean we are now World Cup favourites.

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Nigeria beat Argentina 4-2 in an international friendly played in Russia in November of 2017. Argentina is the 3rd best team in the world while Poland is 6th. Nigeria’s next game is a friendly against Serbia in London on Tuesday next week. Nigeria is in Group D alongside Argentina, Croatia and Iceland for the FIFA World Cup starting in June.


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