Argentina scared of ‘physical’ Super Eagles

Argentina head coach, Alejandro Sabella, has expressed the fear that his side will face a very physical Nigeria and Iran at the summer World Cup Finals in Brazil.
The football’s showpiece is scheduled to kick off in the South America country on Thursday and powerhouse Argentina will to take on Nigeria, Iran and Bosnia in Group F.

Argentina will open their World Cup campaign against Bosnia at the famous Maracana Stadium on Sunday before facing Iran at Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte on June 21. The 1978 and 1986 champions will then face Nigeria in their final group game at Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre on June 25.
Argentina are favourites to top the group and qualify for the next round, but Sabella insisted he was not taking La Albiceleste’s   qualification for the second round for granted.
Although Sabella, while admitting Argentina have been handed a ‘slightly easier group than others’, expressed worries that Nigeria and Iran could make life difficult for his star-studded side.
I can’t predict the future but we are going to be playing in games where we must play well, the 59-year-old was quoted by sportal.co.nz as saying on Sunday.

We are going to be playing strong teams, physically very strong teams, specifically Iran and Nigeria.
Bosnia are a European team and so they also are physically a threat but have other stronger elements (Nigeria and Iran).
We are obviously going to try our best to perform well in the group stages and have the players be in their best condition.
The African champions, Nigeria, who were also drawn against Argentina at the USA ’94, Korea/Japan 2002 and South Africa 2010 World Cups, and lost all three games.