The 2018 FIFA World Cup is less than six months away with teams already aware of their group opponents.

For Nigeria, it will be playing against Croatia, Iceland and Argentina.

Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu is not waiting until coach Gernot Rohr names his squad and opens camp, but is already preparing technically, for the World Cup.

The Hapoel Be'er Sheva star watched the El Classico between Real Madrid and Barcelona on Saturday. There were 22 players on the pitch, but he kept his eyes on only three of them.

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Though Real Madrid were humiliated 3-0, the score does not matter to Ogu, who was more interested in the individual performances of Croatia trio of Mateo Kovacic, Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric.

"Fam, man watching #ElClassico and all I was watching Were players like Kovacic, Rakitic and Modric !!!!” he tweeted after the game.

Modric played all 90 minutes for Madrid but his compatriot Kovacic was taken off in the 72nd minute for Gareth Bale.

In Barcelona squad, Rakitic played the full duration of the game.

Nigeria will play its opening game in Russia 2018 against Croatia on June 16, and the Super Eagles must be in best form to win their first game.

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