Countdown (1) FIFA WC : Eagles get warm reception at Essentuki base

Countdown (1) FIFA WC : Eagles get warm reception at Essentuki base

Players and officials of the Nigerian national football team arrive at Mineralnye Vody International Airport on June 11, 2018, ahead of the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup football tournament.

Today, Salisu Yusuf's side joined several other nations in making the trip to the Russian Federation for the month-long showpiece, with Nigeria looking ahead to their first game against Croatia in Group D on 16 June. A few of the players posted pictures of their departure on social media.

Federation Internationale de Football Association and Local Organising Committee (LOC) officials conducted arrival meetings with the administrative officials of Super Eagles at their Sanatorium Istochnik Hotel team base camp in Essentuki.

John Obi Mikel and his colleagues will be hoping to get past the Round of 16 - the country's best finish ever in the championship's history.

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They also wore matching brim hats and slip-on shoes, leaving the majority of the African population excited.

The Super Eagles already turned heads with their chevron-patterned, two-tone green playing kit - voted your favourite of all the kits on show at the World Cup this year - but have reached new heights with their off-field attire.

Nigeria have won the jersey contest, without a doubt, it remains to be seen how they fare at the World Cup proper, where they've been drawn in a tough-looking Group D alongside Argentina, Croatia and Iceland.

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