Russia 2018 WorldCup; Super Eagles Aim For Semi Finals

By Owolabi Abiola

The Super Eagles having secured their place at the FIFA 2018 Worldcup in Russia with a  final qualifying match to spare against Algeria later this year,has set their target to thrash every opponent all the way to the semifinals.

Nigeria have advanced into the last 16 of the World Cup on three previous occasions, including in 2014 when they were beaten 2-0 by France.“We are already out of the group stage to go to the round of 16, especially in 2014 when we faced the French team,” Rohr told French sports newspaper L’Equipe.

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that his team is aiming to reach the semifinals of the 2018 World Cup.“We will try to do as well. Unfortunately, here, the ambitions are a little more excessive: the team must reach at least the semifinals.

“We have the ambition of the leaders to manage, even if I get along very well with the president [Amaju Pinnick], who came to get me. “There are many people at the Federation (NFF). As in all African countries, it’s never easy. But for now, it’s going very well.”

Super eagles will finalize their qualifying match in November against Algeria , before facing World Cup hosts Russia in a friendly four days later.

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