John Obi Mikel carried on shoulders of players Abdullahi Shehu, Kelechi Iheanacho and Chidozie Awaziem as Nigeria qualify for the World Cup during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier football match between Nigeria and Zambia on 07 October 2017 at Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, Nigeria ©Kabiru Abubakar/BackpagePix
Sunday Mar 18, 2018. 19:00
Iceland head coach Heimir Hallgrímsson believes that no team in their 2018 FIFA World Cup Group D will win all their three group matches.
Nicknamed Our Boys, Iceland are in the same group as African giants Nigeria, former World Cup winners Argentina and Europe's Croatia at a tournament which will be hosted by Russia .
''These are strong opponents, everyone knows," said Heimir on All Nigeria Soccer.
"We are convinced that there will be no team in this group that wins all the games and there will be no team in this group losing all the games.
"We think our potential is fine. If we have a good performance in Russia, we have a good chance of getting out of the group," he added.
"Another advantage of a strong group is that if we get out of it, the next opponents who are waiting for us are no stronger than our team.
"The biggest challenge is to get out of the group, there's no point to stop us.''
Nigeria will take on Iceland in their first group match which will be played at the Otkritie Arena on the 16th of June 2018.