Coach Rodolfo Zapata offered up plenty of warm praise for “Super Eagles” in an interview with AfricaBusiness.com. Argentinian tactician says that the African champions and Argentina are the two teams that will make it out of their group at Brazil World Cup.
“I firmly believe that both teams will reach the third game already qualified. But Argentina and Nigeria will play a decisive game. It’s not the same to finish in first or second place in Group F. This is a big difference”, Rolo Zapata said.
“If all candidates win their groups, Group F winner will have a fairly clear route to the semi-final. In theory they would face with Ecuador or Switzerland in the round of 16. Belgium, Ghana, Portugal or USA in quarterfinals, and a possible semifinal with Spain seem an easier way to get to the final game”, Zapata said.
As a coach Rodolfo Zapata has managed teams in Nigeria and South Africa. Currently, he is working with United States Youth Soccer Association.