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Defeating Croatia Will Be an uphill task But Possible – Mutiu Adepoju

Ex-Super Eagles midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju says he expects a tough encounter between Nigeria and Croatia in Saturday’s Group D clash at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, he, however, backed the team to come out with a win.

Nigeria faces an uphill task ahead of them against the star-studded Croatia team that have the likes of Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic in their ranks.

Defeating Croatia Will Be an uphill task But Possible - Mutiu Adepoju

Gernot Rohr’s men also head into tonight’s game on the back of defeats against England and Czech Republic in pre-World Cup friendlies.

Adepoju, who has featured at three World Cups for Nigeria also advised the Super Eagles that they must play a perfect game to beat Croatia.

A tweet from Adepoju’s twitter handle reads: “I’m expecting a very tough match against #Cro. They have a very good team, and #NGA have to play a perfect match without much mistakes to win. I know @NGSuperEagles can do it.”

Croatia Vs Nigeria match is billed for the Kaliningrad Stadium and will kick-off at 8pm Nigerian time.

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