Saturday, 15 December, 2018 04:36

World Cup: Super Eagles arrive Russia

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have touched down in Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

According to reports on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) official Twitter handle, the players and their officials landed in their Essentuki base in the early hours of Tuesday.

The Super Eagles flew out of their Avita Resort base in Bad Tatzmannsdorf, Austria, to Russia on Monday for the 21st FIFA World Cup finals – Nigeria’s sixth appearance in seven finals since making a memorable debut in the U.S. in 1994.

A picture of the players alighting from the aircraft in a unique traditional outfit was also posted on the NFF Twitter page with a short tweet which read: “@FIFA World Cup. Welcome, NGA!”

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Gernot Rohr’s men are expected to have their first training session following their arrival on Tuesday.

They are the last team in Group D to arrive in Russia for the tournament, with Argentina and Iceland whop came in on Saturday.

Croatia arrived in Russia on Monday.

Nigeria will take on Croatia on Saturday in their opening Group D fixture at the Kaliningrad Stadium.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place from June 14 to July 15.

Author: Theophilus Abbah

I’m a journalist, writer, researcher and trainer. My life’s ship has docked in the island of journalism in the last two decades where I’ve snaked through all its compartments – from reporter to newspaper editor. I’ve studied volumes of other people’s writings on Forensic Linguistics and propounded what I’ve titled ‘the language of terrorism.’ I’m expecting an award of a PhD in English Language from the University of Abuja soon in order to console me for my daily sweats and sleepless nights.

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