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Eagles could face six teams in pre-World Cup friendlies —Rohr

Eagles could face six teams in pre-World Cup friendlies —Rohr

Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has revealed that his side could be playing up to six nations in their preparation for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Rohr, who led the team to qualify for their 6th World Cup finals, believes the Eagles can be in good shape ahead of the tournament with such level of preparations.

Nigeria will play Argentina in a high-profile friendly on Tuesday in Russia and will face another nation before March next year, but Rohr says it is not enough.

“It’s very good we have two games to prepare our team between November and March but it is not enough,” Rohr told reporters.

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“We’ll like two games in May, two games at the start of June. We could have six games during the pre-World Cup preparation, with training sessions used as match conditions,” he added.

The current international window ends this week, and the next one will be between 19 to 27 of March, 2018.

The Eagles are expected to play two friendlies during that FIFA window, and have the other friendlies after the European season in May when intensive camping for the World Cup will begin.

Nigeria will play Argentina on Tuesday at 5:30p.m Nigerian time.

 

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