4th December, 2013
Lokomotiv Moscow attacker Victor Obinna Nsofor has commented on the World Cup draw scheduled to take place in Brazil on Friday.
The Nigeria international has said that he would love the Super Eagles to be in the same group with the hosts, Brazil, Russia and Iran.
Speaking to sport – express.ru, the 26-year-old said: “If the draws for the World Cup will bring my country Nigeria with the Russian Capello in one group, it will be fantastic. Very Cool!
“To complete the quartet, Brazil and Iran. With these two teams, will be damn interesting.”
In the second leg of the World Cup play-off against Ethiopia, Nsofor came off the bench with 12 minutes to go and netted his 12th international goal 3 minutes later.
Meanwhile, Eagles’ defender Elderson Echiejile has warned that Nigeria should not expect an easy World Cup draws.
The 32 World Cup finalists will know their first round opponents at the draw in Brazil from 4pm Nigerian time and Sporting Braga star Elderson said Nigeria are most likely to get a tough group because of the quality of teams going to Brazil 2014.
Elderson specially told MTNFootball.com: “We should not expect the best draw because there are a lot of great teams going to the World Cup, we would just wait to see what happens on Friday.
“Whatever team we would be paired against in the draw would be a difficult team because they all went through the qualifiers before getting there, so they would be tough to play against.”
However, Elderson maintained that as African champions the Eagles will be in Brazil to compete and not to complete the numbers.
“As African champions, I can confidently say we have a good team right now. We have more confidence as a team and that is what I think is going for us right now and that would really help us at the World Cup,” reasoned the leftback, who made his World Cup debut in South Africa three years ago.
Nigeria last went past the group stage in 1998, but the Portugal-based star said he expects the Eagles to make an impact in Brazil.
“You know football is not predictable. And you know in football a lot of changes come in. But personally, I believe so much in this team to shock the world in Brazil. I know we would pull a lot of surprises in Brazil,” he predicted.
“As a team, we do not have a limit to what we could achieve. Everyone is at the World Cup to win and we are not any different.”