Argentina midfielder, Emiliano Rigoni, has singled Nigeria out as La Albiceleste biggest threat at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Argentina and Nigeria will clash in the final group game in Saint Petersburg on June 26. La Albiceleste will also clash World Cup newcomers Iceland and Croatia Group D.
The Zenit St. Petersburg right-winger however believes it will be a different ball game in Russia when Argentina clash with Nigeria despite the fact that his side has a superior head-to-head record over the three time African champions.
Argentina have won all four games against Nigeria at the senior World Cup stage.
“In general, I think that there is no such group at the World Cup in Russia where you can definitely say who is the favourite, where exactly you know which teams will leave the group,” Rigoni who plays for Russian top division side, Zenit St. Petersburg told his club’s official website.
“This is not [as] all matches will be difficult. Separately, I would single out the game with Nigeria, which we have met a huge number of times in the past world cups, and it has never been easy.
“It will not be easy this time, but we will come to this tournament with a clear desire to win all, not to lose a single match and win the title, so that no one to us and could not get close.”
Rigoni was a 76th-minute substitute as the Super Eagles handed Jorge Sampaoli’s side a 4-2 defeat in last November’s friendly in Krasnodar.Unblock the FIFA World Cup with ExpressVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN