Group D looks a tough assignment for all involved including Nigeria.
The sternest test for Gernot Rohr's men will likely come in their final match where they'll face Argentina so it's important they start well against Croatia and and Iceland to ensure they have a chance of qualification.
Qualification for the 2018 World Cup
A 2-0 aggregate win over Swaziland saw Nigeria through to the group stages of African qualifying.
Victor Moses led the attacking charge with three goals ahead of Kelechi Iheanacho, captain Jon Obi Mikel and Alex Iwobi who all chipped in with two apiece.
World Cup History
Nigeria have only failed to qualify for one World Cup finals since their first appearance at the tournament in 1994.
Since then though, they've made the last 16 three times and twice been knocked out in the group stage. Their most impressive performance was a 3-2 victory over Spain at France 98 and they'll have the opportunity to upset the odds again in Russia.
2018 World Cup Squad
|Francis Uzoho||William Troost-Ekong||John Obi Mikel||Ahmed Musa|
|Ikechukwu Ezenwa||Abdullahi Shehu||Ogenyi Onazi||Kelechi Iheanacho|
|Daniel Akpeyi||Tyronne Ebuehi||Wilfred Ndidi||Victor Moses|
|Elderson Echiejile||Oghenekaro Etebo||Odion Ighalo|
|Bryan Idowu||John Ogu||Alex Iwobi|
|Chidozie Awaziem||Joel Obi||Simeon Nwankwo|
Latest World Cup odds
|To win the World Cup||200/1 (201.0)|
|To make the World Cup final||66/1 (67.0)|
|To win Group D||10/1 (11.0)|
|To qualify from Group D||23/10 (3.30)|
|To be the top African team||5/2 (3.50)|