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2018 World Cup: Desert Foxes Send Warning to Super Eagles

By Augustine Akhilomen

While the Super Eagles were busy managing a 1-0 win over the Taifa Stars of Tanzania in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, the Desert Foxes of Algeria walloped Lesotho 6-0 at Stade Mustapha Tchaker to send a warning signal to Nigeria ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Two goals apiece from Leicester City's midfielder, Riyad Mahrez, El Arabi Hillel Soudani before Saphir Taïder and Ryad Boudebouz added one goal apiece was all that they needed to send a statement of intent not just to Nigeria but their group opponents.

Having been pitted in the same group alongside Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia for the sole automatic ticket of the group, the three-time African champions will face the Desert Foxes on November 7 in Uyo in match day two after facing Zambia on October.

The North African team are the most ranked team in Africa and appears to be playing some quality football in the past couple of years.
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