The Super Eagles have unofficially started their preparation for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, National team coach, Gernot Rohr has declared.

The Eagles on Friday night take on Algeria in a dead-rubber clash but Rohr insists there is more to the game as it literally serves as one of the many test games the Eagles will play as they prepare for next year's World Cup.

"We have a chance to play a game which the result is not important for us,” Rohr told Completesportsnigeria.com in Constantine.

“The preparation for the World Cup starts for us now and the key thing is the performance of our boys.

“It will be good to finish the qualifier unbeaten even though some of our players are not here due to injury. We will make like seven changes to the team that will face Algeria.

” It is not going to be easy because some of the players will be playing together for the first time but it is a chance to see their qualities.

“Algeria have a new coach and will like to win the game. We have a work to do and that is what we are focused on.”

The Super Eagles will also face Argentina in a friendly in Krasnodar, Russia next Tuesday.

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