Argentina star Lionel Messi
Monday Apr 30, 2018. 13:30
Former Nigeria international Ifeanyi Udeze believes that Argentina will reach the semifinals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.
Argentina are in the same group as Nigeria, Iceland and Croatia in the tournament which be played between June and July.
The retired left-back was reacting to the opinion of former Nigeria captain Sunday Oliseh, who believes that Argentian will not be one of the four semi-finalists.
"That's Sunny's opinion (Argentina not reaching Russia 2018 semifinals) but if you ask me, I will add Argentina,'' Udeze said on All Nigeria Soccer.
Argentina, who have won the World Cup twice, boast some of the best players in the world namely Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain.
"Probably he (Oliseh) omitted them because of the way they have been playing badly without Lionel Messi but I will,” he added.
"Argentina have good players everywhere, at top clubs and playing them will not be easy."
Nigeria will take on Argentina in a Group D match at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg on the 26th of June 2018.