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    As World Cup Begins Today; Mikel Says "we need to work header"


    The 2018 FIFA world cup kicks off today as host Nation, Russia battles Saudi Arabia. The Super Eagles of Nigeria are hopeful they'll make appreciable impact this time.

    Captain of the Nigeria National Team, Mikel Obi has stated that they have stepped up their preparations for their World Cup opener against Croatia on Saturday evening under the guidance of Gernot Rohr.

    According to the former Chelsea star, he is satisfied with the training facilities at the Super Eagles base camp in Yessentuki.

    "We need to continue to work hard, we need to continue to train and do exactly what we want and what the coach asks for us,” Mikel told reporters.

    "I think it’s (the base camp) good, the field is very good, the fans and the children who came to support us are amazing.

    "It was nice that after the training we had the opportunity to give some autographs to the guys. We are in a very good place, I believe.”

    Rohr said that the players are ready physically and he will use the next three days to improve on tactics and technique.

    Nigeria will also face Iceland (June 22) and Argentina (June 26) in Group D of the World Cup.
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