Eagles To Storm Kaliningrad On Thursday Ahead Of Croatia Clash

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will fly to the Russian city of Kaliningrad on Thursday ahead of their World Cup Group D opener against Croatia.

The three-time African champions are scheduled to face the Europeans at the 35,000-seater Kaliningrad Arena in Kaliningrad on Saturday.

Head coach Gernot Rohr and his players will leave their Essentuki base for Kaliningrad at 4pm local time.

The Nigerian team had earlier touched down in Essentuki on Monday and then settled down to prepare for the tournament in Russia at their Sanatorium Istochnik Hotel camp base.

Rohr led the team in its first training (open session) on Tuesday from 5pm Russian time.

The Super Eagles will train again on Wednesday evening before they depart for Kaliningrad on Thursday ahead of the crucial opening match with 1998 World Cup semifinalists Croatia.