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Russia 2018: Nigeria in tough group, face Cameroon, Algeria, Zambia



Russia 2018: Nigeria in tough group, face Cameroon, Algeria, Zambia

Nigeria’s chances of qualifying for Russia 2018 World Cup looks shaky as the Super Eagles have been drawn against Africa’s best team Algeria, perennial rival Cameroon and Zambia in the African draw for the World Cup qualifiers that was held in Cairo on Friday.

Also, Egypt have been paired with Ghana, Congo and Uganda in Group E as it will be a rematch after the Black Stars thrashed the Pharaohs 7-3 aggregate to reach the 2014 World Cup finals.

The Super Eagles without a substantial coach will be under pressure to make it to Russia 2018 after failing to qualify for next year’s AFCON in Gabon.

Nigeria, Cameroon and Algeria featured at the last World Cup two years ago in Brazil while Zambia have never qualified for the Word Cup.

The qualifying tournament for Russia 2018 starts in October and ends in November 2017.

A minute’s silence was observed at the hour-long event for late Eagles coach Stephen Keshi.

The complete draw:
Group A: Tunisia, Libya, DR Congo, Guinea
Group B: Zambia, Cameroon, Algeria, Nigeria
Group C: Gabon, Mali, Ivory Coast, Morocco
Group D: Senegal, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde
Group E: Ghana, Congo, Egypt, Uganda

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