World Cup Draw: Maigari, Keshi Off To Brazil

President of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Alhaji Aminu Maigari will lead Nigeria’s delegation to this week’s 2014 FIFA World Cup
Draw Ceremony taking place in Costa do Sauipe, Salvador in Brazil.
Chairman of the NFF Technical Committee, Barrister Chris Green, Super
Eagles’ Head Coach, Stephen Keshi and NFF’s Director of Marketing,
Adama Idris will also be in the party, as well as NFF’s Assistant
Director, Media, Ademola Olajire and Super Eagles’ Team
Administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor.
The delegation will travel to Johannesburg on Tuesday night and then
connect a South African Airways flight from Johannesburg to Sao Paulo
on Wednesday morning, before flying to Salvador.
Friday’s Draw Ceremony, programmed to last for 90 minutes, the regulation time for a football match, will hold at the Costa do Sauipe Resort in Mata de Sao Joao in Salvador, State of Bahia, and will kick off at 16hours GMT.
Host Brazil, record five-time champions, will head Group A of the
finals taking place between 12 June and 13 July next year, with
reigning champions Spain, three-time champions Germany, two-time
winners Argentina, two-time winners Uruguay, Switzerland, Colombia and Belgium, the other seeded teams heading seven other groups.
All 32 teams will be drawn into eight groups of four teams each, with
the top two teams advancing to the Round of 16.
After the Draw Ceremony, there will be individual meetings of the
Participating Member Associations with Team Services at the same
venue, where agreements for friendly matches are expected to be
concluded. There will also be inspection visits to team venues.
Nigeria’s best performance at the finals previously remains a Round of 16 berth at her debut in 1994, in which the Super Eagles were unlucky to lose to Italy after leading for 88 minutes at the Foxboro Stadium in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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