World Cup: Lionel Messi Reveals Why Nigeria Will Be A Tough Team To Play Against

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Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has admitted their game against Nigeria in the 2018 World Cup will be difficult, because both teams have a history of tough matches.

The paths of the Super Eagles and La Albiceleste will cross for the fifth time at the World Cup in Russia.

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Argentina have won their previous four encounters at the tournament.

Their last meeting was in a friendly game last year when Gernot Rohr’s men came from 2-0 down to win 4-2.

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“We have to take it match by match,” Messi said in an interview with Pasión por el Fútbol.

“Starting off with a win is important because it’ll then make us calmer. It’s not an easy group. Iceland showed in the Euros that they can go up against anyone.

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“Croatia has a very good midfield and if you let them, they’ll control the ball all match long. They have Spain’s style. And it always costs us when we play Nigeria.”

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