Super Eagles Arrive In Russia Ahead Of FIFA World Cup

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The Super Eagles arrived aboard a chartered flight from Austria on Tuesday at the Mirealnye Vody Airport and were chauffeured to their hotel Sanatorium Istochnik in Essentuki, which is about 35 kilometres from the airport.

Already, the Super Eagles have wowed the world with their Nike kits ahead of the tournament, with sales reported to have already exceeded 3 million.

John Obi Mikel and his colleagues will be hoping to get past the Round of 16 - the country's best finish ever in the championship's history.

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"But we know how we play, we know what we can give".

The Seleccion looked unlikely to qualify for a 13th consecutive World Cup finals, after the Barcelona star man initially announced his global retirement in 2016. This is their symbol, citizens are seen with them in all matches.

They made a quick stop in Abuja afterwards to meet President Muhammadu Buhari before jetting off to London to play the 2-1 friendly loss to England at Wembley. "He has been so devoted into being in the best shape and I know this will be very evident at the World Cup", the source said.

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They will come up against an Argentinian side that struggled to convince in qualifying, despite the presence of Lionel Messi, World Cup minnows Iceland and an ageing Croatian team.

Palestinians trooped out in numbers to protest the venue of the match which was slated for ancient city, Jerusalem.

Nigeria landed in Russian Federation on Monday night ahead of their 2018 Fifa World Cup opener against Croatia on Saturday.

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