Coach Lars Lagerback admits Nigeria are in a "very tough group" but is confident they can make an impact at the FIFA World Cup™.

Argentina are the Super Eagles' first opponents, while they are also due to meet South Korea and Greece in Group B. Nonetheless, the Swede is optimistic over this side's chances.

He said: "We have a very tough group, the quality of the opposition is very good and what I know is that all the teams want to win. But the Super Eagles are ready to take on the world's best. We know there are high expectations, especially from our fans. If we give our 100%, we can beat any team."

Nigeria were the first African team to touch down in South Africa after arriving yesterday. Lagerback also praised the players for their professionalism during their recent pre-tournament training camp, adding: "We are looking forward to what we hope will be a good tournament. The last few weeks have been wonderful for me - the players' attitudes have been great. We have had great preparations."