Mikel leads Super Eagles against two-time world champions

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Uzoho, who plays with La Liga side Deportivo La Coruna, said he was happy to be in the team and ready to take his chance when presented with the opportunity.

"The lack of Messi is not a plus or a minus for us in purely football terms", Rohr said to Sport Express.

"We'll like two games in May, two games at the start of June".

Returning to Russian Federation, and hopefully getting a chance to play more than a cameo role, should inspire the forward to regain some of the form he has lost in the past year and make it harder for competitors trying to wrest his World Cup spot.

The German has qualified the Super Eagles for the World Cup with little fuss, and from a group that really should have been much more testing in its scrutiny of the eventual qualifier. So, we got the best out of them.

Meanwhile, the NFF has disclosed that Russia-based Bryan Idowu on Saturday night joined up with the rest of the Super Eagles squad after they arrived in Krasnodar, Russia.

"It's a big honour for me to be called up for the Super Eagles".

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli was delighted with the performance at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, lauding his attack after the match.

While it is fairly clear that the current set of Super Eagles are not the best that the nation has ever produced, the NFF can be at the vanguard of making them to give their best at the World Cup.

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