Nigeria vs Croatia : No Nigerian team going to the World Cup have had the kind of preparation these Eagles were exposed to. They played Grade A matches more than any Nigerian team going to the World Cup.
No other Nigerian team have had their bonuses and allowances sorted out before any competition.
And in the game Nigeria vs Croatia as they file out tonight against Croatia in their first group match, Nigerians expect the players to justify the investment on them. Expectations were high until their recent friendly matches. They lost to Serbia after beating Poland. They drew with Congo in Nigeria and lost the next matches against England and Czech Republic.
Croatia v Nigeria – Team line up