Nigeria not afraid of Argentina, says Shehu Abdullahi

The Super Eagles are on course for the last 16 but must upset the La Albiceleste on Tuesday

Shehu Abdullahi says Nigeria 'are not afraid of any team' including Argentina whom they battle in a crucial last-16 tie at the Saint Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old defender who made his World Cup debut in the Super Eagles' 2-0 loss to Croatia in Kaliningrad is confident they can upstage Jorge Sampaoli’s men to secure their place in in the knockout stages.

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“We've got a great confidence from our win against Iceland and that's given us a lot of motivation as a team,” Abdullahi told Goal.

“We are not afraid of any team but we have to just go all out and get the job done against Argentina. This is a different game from what we had the last time.

“Argentina is a very attacking team and are not defensive minded. I believe the coach knows the tactics to adopt and the best way to approach the game.”