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Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal discover group opponents at 2018 FIFA World Cup

Posted: 1 December 2017 Time: 18:23

The five African representatives have been placed in tough groups following the 2018 FIFA World Cup draw conducted on Friday evening.

The draw took place in the Russian capital, Moscow, as legends such as Cafu, Fabio Canavaro, Diego Maradona, Diego Forlan, Carles Puyol, to name but a few, took to the stage to assist.

Rather unsurprisingly, Nigeria have been drawn in Group D – the same group as South American giants Argentina for the third consecutive World Cup, and a fourth time in five World Cups since 2002.

The Super Eagles, however, will be facing Croatia in their opening game, while The Albiceleste will take on debutants Iceland.

Meanwhile, Egypt have been drawn alongside the host nation in Group A, alongside Saudi Arabia and Uruguay. The Pharoahs are up against La Celeste in their tournament opener.

Morocco will take on Iran in their first match, while European giants Portugal and Spain are set to meet in Group B. 

Tunisia were drawn in Group G, and will face England in their opening encounter, with Belgium and Panama completing the group.

Finally, Senegal will fancy their chances in Group H as they find themselves amongst Poland, who they face in their first match, as well as Colombia and Japan.

Article by: Chad Klate (@CKlatey)
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