Argentina’s 2018 FIFA World Cup group consists of Croatia, Iceland and Nigeria.
Lionel MESSI and co will start off the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Iceland. The Icelandics had a fantastic Euro 2016 tournament after not only making it out of the group stages but knocking out England in the Round of 16. The Albiceleste will have to start off the World Cup on the right foot and a win here will do just that.
Argentina’s second match at the World Cup will come against Croatia. On paper, possibly Argentina’s most difficult opponent in the group stage. A technically strong team with star player Luka MODRIC being one of the better midfielders of the past few years, Jorge SAMPAOLI will have his work cut out for him in this match.
After that comes Nigeria. Not for the first (second, third or fourth) time in World Cup history, Argentina will play African side Nigeria in the group stages of a World Cup. The two sides were drawn together in the 1994, 2002, 2010, 2014 and now 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Argentina’s 2018 FIFA World Cup group fixtures:
Argentina vs. Iceland: June 16
Argentina vs. Croatia: June 21
Argentina vs. Nigeria: June 26
Coach Jorge SAMPAOLI had this to say after the draw:
“I have a lot of confidence in these Argentine players.”
FIFA World Cup Group Draw:
FIFA World Cup Knockout Stages:
Argentina have played against World Cup debutantes in 2014 (Bosnia-Hezergovina), 2006 (Ivory Coast), 1998 (Japan) and 1994 (Greece). They have won all of those matches. And in 2018, they play Iceland who will also be making their World Cup debut.
What do you think of Argentina’s group?