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

Nigerian Team Arrives in Russia Ahead of FIFA World Cup

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Nigerian national football team, nicknamed the "Super Eagles," arrived in Russia early on Tuesday ahead of the upcoming World Cup.

"Super Eagles land in [the North Caucasian city] Essentuki," a FIFA correspondent covering Nigeria during the tournament wrote on Twitter.

The players will be training at the Yessentuki Arena, with the first practice set to take place at 4:00 p.m. local time (13:00 GMT).

The World Cup will take place in 11 Russian cities from June 14 to July 15. Nigeria is set to face Croatia, Iceland, and Argentina in Group D.

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