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Super Eagles lands in Yessentuki, Russia, ready to fly

The Super Eagles of Nigeria arrived in their Russia 2018 World Cup base camp in Yessentuki, Russia at the late hours of yesterday, Monday having flown out of their Avita Resort in Bad Tatzmannsdorf, Austria, where they have been camped for close to two weeks.

The Nigerian team will camp and play many of their group matches in the Russian city of Yessentuki as they are set to approach their group matches with the highest dexterity.

Since emerging from an appropriately–styled ‘Group of Death’ in the African qualifying series, becoming the first African team to reach the finals in Russia, the Eagles have played against Argentina, Poland, Serbia, DR Congo, England and Czech Republic in friendlies, winning two, drawing one and losing three.

Nigeria’s first match of the finals is against Croatia on Saturday, with the Eagles logging a balanced record of having won their opening match at the World Cup on two occasions, drawn once and lost twice. On the three occasions they have not lost their opening match (1994, 1998, 2014), the Eagles have progressed to the Round of 16.

Team technical adviser, Rohr has only lost one competitive game since taking over the Super Eagles two years ago.

The former German international defender says his wards know how to get their spring back when the whistle goes for kick –off at the Kaliningrad Arena on Saturday.

“We will take it one match at a time. I love this group because we know how to rise to the occasion together. Nigeria will be ready for Croatia,” he told thenff.com.

Nigeria are in Group D with Argentina, Croatia and Iceland.