Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Mourinho Predicts Super Eagles Fate At The World Cup 2018

Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho predicted that the Super Eagles will not qualify for the 2018 World Cup quarter-final in Russia.

Recall that Mourinho tipped the men of Gernot Rohr to finish second in Group D behind Argentina and face France in the second round, a repeat of his 2014 World Cup match at the Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasilia.

Paul Pogba's goal in the 79th minute and Joseph Yobo's goal in injury time condemned the Eagles to win in Brazil 2014.

Mourinho, however, said that Rohr's men will be eliminated from the tournament by France in the round of 16.

"France against Nigeria ... I would say the French will be stronger," Mourinho told Russia's RT television.

Nigeria beat France 1-0 in a friendly match at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard stadium in June 2009, with Joseph Akpala scoring the winner in the 32nd minute.

The Eagles qualified for the last sixteen in the United States 1994, France 1998 and Brazil 2014, but lost to the European opposition on each occasion.

The three-time African champions will start their 2018 World Cup campaign against Croatia on Saturday, before facing Iceland and Argentina, respectively.

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