The Super Eagles of Nigeria has been drawn with Argentina in the Russia 2018 World Cup draw held on Friday.
In what looks like a tricky, yet exciting draw, Nigeria found themselves in Group D with Croatia and Iran completing the numbers.
England has been drawn with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in World Cup Grouhasand will surely be confident – if they can ever be confident – of making it through to the last-16.
Seeded second England will kick off against Tunisia in Volgograd on Monday, June 18 and then face Panama – at their first ever World Cup – in Novgorod on June 24 and then they will play their final group match against top seeds Belgium in Kaliningrad on June 28, Telegraph reported.
That final fixture will have a very Premier League feel to it given a large number of Belgians – from Kevin de Bruyne to Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku in the Red Devils team who are coached by former Everton manager Roberto Martinez.
Group B has Spain and Portugal along with Morocco and Iran while in Group D there is Argentina, Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria. England will have been pleased to have avoided those.
Having come from behind to defeat group favourite, Argentina, in an international friendly, Nigeria will fancy their chance and hope they can get out of that group.
It could have been far tougher for England but they will be wary given their previous failings not least against smaller, unfancied nations. The fact they play Belgium in their final tie may also be to their advantage and despite the strength of their opponents England have lost just one of their 21 previous international matches against Belgium (2-3 in 1936).
If England wins their group – a huge if – the likely route would be Colombia in Rostov, Brazil in Kazan, France in St Petersburg and then the final in Moscow… but let us not get carried away.