"Argentina again?" Two African nations in groups of death and more

Expect ‘Difficult’ Argentina In World Cup Rohr Warns Eagles

"You can't have a better welcome, " Hallgrimsson said, acknowledging that "there are a lot of romantic things in our heads now we start to play Argentina".

So the draw for the 2018 World Cup Final tournament has come and gone, with all the qualified select learning their fate on Friday.

On this week's episode of the "NESN Soccer Show", Courtney Cox, Marc DiBenedetto and Marcus Kwesi O'Mard join the debate and determine Group D - Argentina, Croatia, Iceland and Nigeria - deserves the "Group of Death" moniker.

Argentina were beaten finalists when Germany triumphed at Brazil 2014, but they needed heroics from Messi, who scored a hat-trick in their final qualifier against Ecuador, to get to the finals this time around. They will enjoy Russian Federation, " said the coach, who is a qualified dentist.

"Even though the like of Croatia are not pushovers, boasting of players such as Perisic, Mandzukic, Modric and Rakitic".

On his part, Obinna Nwafor, a civil servant, said: "Our group seems to be a tough but fair one".

"What we have to do is to prepare well especially for our first game against Croatia with good friendlies, maybe against Serbia because its not easy to play this team", Gernot Rohr told the NFF.

"This is because it could have been worse like the Morocco situation where the Africans have been pitted against the likes of Euro champions Portugal and Spain".

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"I think Croatia is a bigger threat in that group".

The country went into that game in danger of missing out not only on direct qualification but a spot in the playoffs.

Argentina did not book their spot in Russian Federation until their final qualifier, a 3-1 win at Ecuador on October 10, with captain Lionel Messi scoring a hat trick. "But our aim has to be to top the group", he said.

"Wow - what a draw!"

Russian Federation will start the world cup with Saudi Arabi.

Interestingly, Russia 2018 will be the first time Nigeria will square up against Croatia and Iceland.

Watch the above video to see why Group D is the hardest at the 2018 World Cup.

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