For the third consecutive tournament, Nigeria will play Argentina at the group stages of the 2018 World Cup Finals to be held in Russian Federation next summer.
Accessing the chances of other African countries, a look across the other groups drawn for the 2018 World Cup show that the continent's best ranked team, Egypt, in a relatively easier group than the other four teams.
While Iceland isn't a pushover, it will be tough group for the world's underdogs.
Argentina were beaten finalists when Germany triumphed at Brazil 2014, but they needed heroics from Messi, who scored a hat-trick in their final qualifier against Ecuador, to get to the finals this time around.
While the South Americans did edge out the Africans 1-0 then, their three other World Cup meetings have all been nervy affairs won by a one-goal margin in 1994 (2-1), 2010 (1-0) and 2014 (3-2).
The world No. 4 were drawn alongside Croatia (17th), Iceland (22nd) and Nigeria (50th).
"This is the youngest team in Nigeria's history in the World Cup". Argentina have to step up their game. "So, we can not surprise them like we did the last time (because) Lionel Messi will be here and Iceland is also a very good team, very strong physically - they have the best fans of the Europe".
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Croatia national team coach Zlatko Dalic has cautioned his side to be wary of the threat Nigeria will pose to them in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
With much of the world cheering on, Iceland's magical spell shattered after they received a 5-2 thumping from tournament hosts France. "Argentina have a manageable group but they have to improve". "I hope we keep on making people happy".
"We have to prepare well for our opening game (vs Croatia)". It will be interesting to have a good friendly (match), for example, against Serbia because they play similar football.
The team's last game in the group will be on June 26 against Argentina in St Petersburg.
In South Africa 2010, the Super Eagles were drawn in Group B alongside Argentina, Greece and South Korea in the same group.
A number of high profile figures Football figure will be involved in the draw, including the all-time World Cup top scorer Miroslav Klose, who will carry the trophy onto the stage.