While the recent friendly games have dampened the morale of some enthusiasts tipping the Super Eagles to do well in Russia, former FIFA president Joseph Sepp Blatter still believes Nigeria can cause a stir.

Surprisingly, Blatter has tipped the Super Eagles as one of his two surprise candidates in Russia after admitting the team could cause a whole lot of trouble at the Mundial.

Blatter, who was the number one football person in the world for 17 years believes the Eagles can make a big impression in Russia, whilst tipping Brazil, France, Germany and Spain to make the final four of the tournament.

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“8 days to the World Cup kick-off. My top 4: Brazil, France, Germany, and Spain. I believe in attacking the football. Troublemakers: Nigeria and Uruguay,” Blatter twitted.

Nigeria is drawn in Group D alongside Argentina, Croatia, and Iceland.

They will face Croatia in their first game on the 16th, before taking on debutants Iceland on the 22nd and completing their group stage clash with perennial rivals, Argentina on the 26th of June at St. Petersburg.