Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr says he is counting on his scouts led by his former player Victor Agali to give him the lowdown about the Croatian national team ahead of the World Cup.
Nigeria’s first World Cup opponents have been snooping around for information about the three-time African champs, with head coach Zlatko Dalić sending his trusted scout Ognjen Vukojević to watch the Super Eagles pre-World Cup friendlies against Poland and Serbia in March.
Dalić has also admitted that he is monitoring the performances of key Super Eagles players such as Victor Moses, Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi for their respective clubs ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
Croatia will open their FIFA World Cup campaign on June 16 against Nigeria and obviously they want to get a win, they will also face Iceland, the team that beat them to automatic qualification, and two-time world champions Argentina in Group D.
Meanwhile, Nigeria international Alex Iwobi has been named in the Premier League Team of the Week for the latest round of matches ending May 6, 2018.
Iwobi was picked in central midfield along with West Ham’s Senegal international Cheikhou Kouyaté and they were flanked by Arsenal winter signings Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
The Gunners number seventeen has recorded 24 appearances in the English top-flight this season, of which 20 were starts, scoring three goals and provided five assists.
Meanwhile, Tyronne Ebuehi has been shortlisted for the best right-back in the Eredivisie following the conclusion of the regular season.