World Cup draw: The incredible stat behind Argentina being drawn against Nigeria

Nigeria vs Argentina
Nigeria vs Argentina

Nations will face each other at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 26 in a Group D clash.

IT almost feels like a World Cup wouldn’t be complete without it.

Argentina have be drawn against Nigeria at the World Cup, with the game taking place at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 26.

The Group D world cup 2018 draw
The Group D world cup 2018 draw
Lionel Messi in action against Argentina at the 2010 World Cup
Lionel Messi in action against Argentina at the 2010 World Cup

The Group D clash will be the FIFTH time in just six World Cups that Nigeria have qualified for that the two countries have landed each other.

And they have incredibly been drawn against each other in the last THREE World Cups.

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The Super Eagles will be hoping for a change of fortune at Russia 2018.

They have lost the last four games that the sides have played.

Messi curls in one of two goals against Nigeria at the 2014 World Cups
Messi curls in one of two goals against Nigeria at the 2014 World Cups
Leicester striker Ahmed Musa scored a double in a 3-2 defeat in 2014
Leicester striker Ahmed Musa scored a double in a 3-2 defeat in 2014
Gabriel Heinze nods the winner against Nigeria four years earlier
Gabriel Heinze nods the winner against Nigeria four years earlier

Lionel Messi scored twice in a 3-2 win at the 2014 tournament in Brazil that helped Argentina qualify for the last 16.

But Leicester forward Ahmed Musa netted a double to twice equalise, with Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo scoring the winner.

Former United defender Gabriel Heinze scored the only goal of the game when the sides met in 2010.

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