Nigeria and Argentina fans are already trooping to Saint Petersburg ahead of Tuesday’s last Group cracker between the two countries. Two police officers were pictured in their uniforms in anticipation for Super Eagles’ victory as they arrived the stadium for the crunch world cup match.
Nigeria and Argentina trade tackle in a must-win encounter on Tuesday.
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) spokesman, Ademola Olajire said never in the history of Saint Petersburg has it seen such an unending influx of Nigerians and Argentines.
“Large contingents of nationals of both countries have continued to pour into the city through the Pulkovo Airport and by other entry points.
“A fresh influx of Nigerians who have made their own private arrangements to watch the FIFA World Cup (particularly the Nigeria/Argentina match) started arriving in Saint Petersburg on Thursday last week.
“Hotels in the city are bursting at the seams as football –loving Nigerians and Argentines from different parts of the world, as well as Nigerians and Argentines resident in Russia, have swooped on Russia’s second city,” he said.