The World Cup has literally begun following the conclusion of the draw ceremony in Moscow on Friday.

With the opponents now known, football fans can save dates in their diary when their darling teams will be in action.

For the Super Eagles, they will begin their quest at the Russia 2018 World Cup against European sides Croatia and Iceland before taking on perennial foes, Argentina in their final Group D game.

In Russia, the Super Eagles’ first match will be against Croatia at the 35,000–capacity Kaliningrad Stadium on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. (Kaliningrad time).

For their second match, Gernor Rohr's men will fly to Volgograd, where they take on Iceland at the 45,000 –capacity Volgograd Arena on Friday, June 22, 2018. Time is 6:00 p.m.

Nigeria’s final group phase game is against Argentina on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 and the venue is the 68,000 –capacity Saint Petersburg Stadium, the second biggest venue at the finals. Time is 9pm, same time that Croatia and Iceland will be battling at the Rostov Arena.

Nigeria played against Argentina in the group phase of the FIFA World Cup in 1994, 2002, 2010 and 2014, losing narrowly on each occasion.

The venue was Foxboro Stadium, Boston in 1994 (2-1 Argentina), Ibaraki Arena in 2002 (1-0 Argentina), Ellis Park, Johannesburg in 2010 (1-0 Argentina) and Porto Alegre in 2014 (3-2 Argentina).

Nigeria will be facing Argentina with renewed confidence, having defeated the team 4-2 in a friendly game in Krasnodar on November 14. Nigeria came from behind to win the match.

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