Croatia confirm they’ll have spies watching Nigeria over the next week

Croatia confirm they’ll have spies watching Nigeria over the next week
Zunis Stopilla of Zambia challenges Obi Mikel of Nigeria 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

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Mar 20, 2018. 14:00

Croatia have confirmed that they will have spies in the stands over the next week when Nigeria play in two international friendlies in Europe.

The Super Eagles are preparing for the 2018 World Cup by playing matches against Poland in Wroclaw on Friday and Serbia in London next week Tuesday.

Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalić has confirmed that his scouts will attend all the matches involving their Group D opponents – Nigeria, Argentina and Iceland – at the World Cup this month.

“Yes, Ladić goes to America. I needed a man who would monitor Iceland's game, Ivica Olić would probably look at the other game,'' Dalic told Sportske Novosti.

“At the same time Nikola Jerkan will follow Argentina playing with Italy and Spain, while Ognjen Vukojević will watch Nigerians against Poland and Serbia.

“We will collect all relevant information about the rivals from the group.”

Croatia and Nigeria will meet in their Group D opener on June 16 in Kaliningrad.

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