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Shehu Abdullahi says Nigeria ‘are not afraid of any team’ including Argentina whom they battle in a crucial last-16 tie at the Saint Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old defender who made his World Cup debut in the Super Eagles’ 2-0 loss to Croatia in Kaliningrad is confident they can upstage Jorge Sampaoli’s men to secure their place in in the knockout stages.

“We’ve got a great confidence from our win against Iceland and that’s given us a lot of motivation as a team,” Abdullahi told Goal.

Nigeria hero Ahmed Musa being carried on a shoulder high
Nigeria hero Ahmed Musa being carried on a shoulder high
“We are not afraid of any team but we have to just go all out and get the job done against Argentina.

“This is a different game from what we had the last time.

“Argentina is a very attacking team and are not defensive minded. I believe the coach knows the tactics to adopt and the best way to approach the game.”

Source: SN

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