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Former Argentina manager, Cesar Luis Menotti is confident the country will defeat Nigeria when both teams meet at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, AOIFootball.com reports.

Argentina have won all four of the teams’ previous World Cup matches and Menotti, who led the Albiceleste to the 1978 title, believes that the trend will continue.

Menotti disclosed that “the group is perfect, La Albiceleste are better than the ‘78 World Cup squad that we had Italy, Hungary and France”.

The Albiceleste of Argentina
The Albiceleste of Argentina

Menotti shrugged off Argentina’s defeat to Nigeria in a Russia-based friendly last month, believing the friendly with Nigeria does not count too much.

“They are dangerous and have a young squad with a vision, but they have never reached their potential,” Menotti said.

The teams will meet in Saint Petersburg in the final round of Group D match on June 26.

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