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RUSSIA 2018: World Cup Draw Halts Eagles Friendly Plans


The Nigeria Football Federation has halted talks with the European and South American football associations seeking to play warm-up matches with the Super Eagles to prepare their teams ahead of next year’s World Cup in Russia. World Cup-bound England, Serbia and Peru are among the Russia 2018 teams reportedly interested in playing Nigeria.

It was learnt that the NFF had been locked in talks with some of the countries as they seek more quality friendly games for the Eagles after the Argentina fixture, which Nigeria won 4-2 in Krasnodar, Russia.

England, who are  sure to draw an African team at the December 1st  World Cup draw in Moscow, are reportedly reads to seal a date with the Eagles as they are not likely to be drawn together judging from  the draw pots.

NFF Spokesman Ademola Olajire, who said there is the possibility the Eagles would face the Three Lions in a friendly affair before the World Cup. He however said the Russia 2018 draw would determine the teams the Eagles would play as part of their preparations for the football’s showpiece.