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2018 World Cup: Messi warns Argentina ahead of clash with Nigeria

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Lionel Messi has warned his Argentine teammates to be wary of Nigeria and Croatia in their group D parings.

Messi who practically dragged Argentina into the World Cup with his hat-trick against Ecuador in their South American qualifiers said: “We don’t know so much about Nigeria but the African teams are normally compact, tough and strong. So it will be no walkover.

“Croatia is a good team with players in the big European leagues and that makes them dangerous, Messi told the Express.

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The Albiceleste have defeated the West Africans in all their previous meetings at the tournament but in November they went down 4-2 to Gernot Rohr’s side in a friendly tie. The Super Eagles are determined to avoid another World Cup defeat to the Argentines when their clash in their last group D game on June 26.

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