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President tips Super Eagles for victory in Brazil 2014

08 December 2013, 15:34

Paris - President Goodluck Jonathan has said that the Super Eagles will have a victorious outing in the 2014 FIFA World Cup to be staged in Brazil.

Jonathan was reacting to the group draw for the preliminary stages of the World Cup tournament held in Costa do Sauipe, Brazil on Friday night.

Nigeria emerged in Group F with Argentina, Iran and Bosnia.

"We are quite hopeful that Nigeria will do very well.

"We have won the Olympic gold in soccer before, we have won under-17 thrice and we have been doing quite well in the U-22.

"So, I believe and the world knows that Nigeria is a football nation even though we have not had the opportunity or luck of winning the World Cup,’’ he said.

Jonathan added that the team will perform well, particularly at the preliminary stage of the tournament.

"Within the zone that Nigeria will play, Argentina is a strong soccer nation but, Nigeria is also strong,’’ he said.



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