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Super Eagles Knows World Cup Foes Saturday

Posted: Jul 24, 2015 at 12:02 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Super Eagles opponents for the 2018 FIFA World Cup preliminary stages will be known on Saturday when the draws will be held in Russia.

The 2013 Africa champion, which was knocked out in the round of 16 of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil after coming second behind Argentina, will be hoping for a fair group.

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, a total of 208 nations have signed up to participate in the campaign. Russia qualifies automatically as hosts and will, therefore, not be involved in the preliminary draw. For the first time in the history of the World Cup, all national teams have registered for the preliminary competition.

Besides Asia, which has already had a pre-preliminary draw, all other five confederations will be drawn in St Petersburg