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The Footie Hub – 2018 FIFA World Cup Group D

Make it or break it is what they say when it comes to football fixtures. The matches played in the 2018 FIFA World Cup make no exception. In fact, with more rigour and uncontainable enthusiasm, the world cup season has tonnes and tonnes of fans on their heels. Pickyourtrail’s involvement in the 2018 FIFA World Cup is no lesser! With Argentina’s nail biting win against Nigeria in the group stage, giving a go-ahead for the Argentinians and Croatians to the group of 16, give a read to know about the teams in Group D of the tournament and the best destinations to check out in the same.

The Footie Hub series till now: Group A, Group B, Group C

1. Argentina

Argentina and Messi go hand in hand. After a mind-blowing hattrick against Ecuador, *Messi*iah made sure his national team qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Coach Jorge Sampaoli has few tricks up his sleeves which will make Argentina one of the top contenders in the tournament.

Famous hubs in Argentina:

El Ateneo Grand Splendid
Iguazu Falls
Xul Solar Museum
The Manzana de las Luces
The Tomb of Rufina Cambacérès

2. Nigeria

Nigerian football team aka The Super Eagles portrayed their full skillset against Argentina during the qualifiers and won the same. Coach Gernot Rohr has built the African nation’s game around his top players Ogenyi Onazi, Obi Mikel and Wilfred Ndidi. Even though they are part of a tough group, Nigerian strikers are game changers for sure and it was blatantly seen during their ultimate match against Argentina where they lost in vain.

Famous hubs in Nigeria:

Ikogosi Warm Springs
Magical Idanre Hills
Lagos City
Synagogue Church Of all Nations Lago
 An Noor Mosque Abuja

3. Iceland

The best part about Iceland playing the FIFA World Cup 2018 is that they are the smallest nation to qualify for this glorious tournament. Gylfi Sigurdsson, who plays for Everton is the familiar face in the national squad. With limitless confidence and team spirit, Iceland is sure to put up a good show in this world cup.

Famous hubs in Iceland:

Langjokull Glacier
Gullfoss Waterfall
Dynjandi Waterfall
Hornstrandir Nature Reserve
Viking World

Quick Read: We dare you to try these extreme adventures in Iceland!

4. Croatia

After a well-settled win against Greece in the playoffs, the Croatian side is a dark horse in the 2018 World Cup. Not compromising on the quality, Coach Zlatko Dalic will handpick his eleven to ensure neat clean games throughout the tournament. Luka Modric’s form has never been questionable and fans wouldn’t be surprised if Mario Mandzukic fires as well.

Famous hubs in Croatia:

Plitvice Lakes National Park
Pula Arena
City Tower, Rijeka
Diocletian’s Palace
Ivan Mitrovic Gallery

Interesting Read: Croatian travel rhapsody – Top things to do in Croatia

Feeling the urge to cheer for your team right from the stadiums in Russia? Here’s a good read on the places to be visited in Russia during the 2018 World Cup.

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