"We were unbeaten in the World Cup qualifiers and we are confident and have young talent, who want to prove themselves any time they are on the pitch".
Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel said the team, is not under any pressure to perform at the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.
CSN had reported two days ago that Simon would miss the Congo friendly with a thigh injury, and it appears he will not be able to shake it off before the World Cup, which starts on 14 June.
Consequently, Dalic stated that his preparations are geared towards winning the match against Nigeria billed for June 16 to guarantee his team's advance to the next stage.
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The former Liverpool goalkeeper Ray Clemence said Karius would have to live with his mistakes "for the rest of his life". Isco struck the bar after Lallana diverted the ball into his path, before Benzema opened the scoring in the 51st minute.
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He said there was no indication of the release of the poisonous gas hydrogen sulfide, the greatest fear should lava hit the wells.
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Super Eagles' Coach Gernot Rohr has defended Chelsea of England star, Victor Moses for his exclusion from the team's pre-World Cup training camp in Uyo, revealing that the player needed rest and has been put on a special program to help him stay sharp ahead of the World Cup, AOIFootball.com reports.
"I can't make everyone happy but the World Cup is not the time or place for sweeping changes".
There were no real surprises with household names such as Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Mario Mandzukic and Ivan Perisic expected to carry Croatia's main hopes of reaching the knockout stages. Mikel noted that he was happy with the "underdog" status of the team in their group D pairing featuring Croatia, Iceland and Argentina. The team will then head off to Austria where they have a training camp and play a friendly with Czech Republic, before going to Russian Federation for the World Cup.