Nigeria have been paired with Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in the Group D of the 2018 Fifa World Cup.
The 2013 African champions begin their quest for glory against Croatia in Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018.
But the Super Eagles will play La Albiceleste for the fifth time in the group stage of the quadrennial showpiece with previous fixtures in the 1994, 2002, 2010, 2014 editions.
Having defeated Jorge Sampaoli’s men 4-2 in a friendly encounter at the Krasnodar Stadium in November, football enthusiasts took to social media to express their reactions to the draw which took place at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow.
Fair World Cup Draw for the Super Eagles — Victor Ikpeba (@V_Ikpeba) December 1, 2017
Iceland and not Argentina are @NGSuperEagles ' biggest threat. Fantastic draw and with adequate preparations, we should go as far as the semi-final. Go for gold Nigeria! #WorldCupDraw pic.twitter.com/WtQkU7qZcY — Mutiu Adepoju (@MutiuAdepoju8) December 1, 2017
Excited about our group. The Journey wouldn’t be without challenges but with hardwork, preparation and focus we will do our thing #WorldcupDraw #WorldCup2018 #SoarSuperEagles #ProudlyNigerian — Elderson Echiejile (@EldersonEch) December 1, 2017
Time for the Super Eagles to break the jinx against Argentina. I see us having a stroll to the next round. Croatia and Iceland are no pushovers though. #WorldCupDraw — 'Shina Oludare (@sportingshina) December 1, 2017
The love continues in Russia... Nigeria-Argentina romance in a World Cup group for fifth time in SIX World Cups— ÀYANFE (@tayo_taiwo) December 1, 2017
Nigeria have played Argentina approximately one billion times in the World Cup. — Gary Al-Smith (@garyalsmith) December 1, 2017