Argentina 1978 World Cup winning coach, César Luis Menotti, has said that Argentina are assured of three points in their 2018 World Cup clash against Super Eagles on June 26.
Both countries have met four times in the group stage of previous editions of the World Cup, and it has been a close affair with the South Americans winning by a single goal-margin each time.
‘’The group is satisfactory, we are better than in the 78 World Cup that we had Italy, Hungary and France,’’ Menotti said in an interview with Súper Miter Deportivo. ‘’It would not be surprising if Argentina lose to Croatia, but against Iceland, Nigeria, six points guaranteed.
Menotti added that ‘’The friendly with Nigeria does not count too much, they are dangerous but they never reach their potential.’’ Now 79, El Flaco was in the dugout when Argentina won their first Fifa World Cup in 1978, beating the Netherlands 3-1 after extra time at Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespuci.