Dalic: Nigeria Is An Unknown Threat

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"I know some Iranian teams because my teams played with them in the AFC Champions League and never lost to the Iranian teams", the former Al Ain coach added.

"Therefore, I am confident that Nigeria will surprise the world. There is 32 teams in the World Cup and we have no easy opponent in the competition".

"In spite of the fact that Nigeria are underdogs, compared to the other teams in our group and based on their rankings in the world, the draw was good". I think we can be happy, we can get out of the group, but it will be hard, " Dali? told HTV, according to net.hr.

Speaking on the strongest team in Group D Argentina, Dalic said: "I wanted to avoid Argentina, namely the two, three strong teams".

"We have a hard job in front of us", Dalic said replying to a question whether his team would clear the group stage.

Eleven cities across Russian Federation will host the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to kick off on June 14 and last till July 15. Two of the stadiums are located in the Russian capital.



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