The Super Eagles have landed in Kallinigrad, Russia as they gear up for their first group game against Croatia at the City staduim. However, Bi-racial Nigerian defender Leon Balagun is doubtful for the game against the Eastern Europeans.

The Brighton and Hove albion centre back substained a knock at the camp base, hence did not take part in the teams workout session on Thursday. Coach Bernard Rohr is said to be awaiting the results of scans undergone by the player to ascertain his avaliability for the game against the Balkans

Though. the teams medical staff have affirmed Balogun should likely be avaliable for selection prior to the remaining group games against Iceland and Argentina respectively. The Super Eagles lodged at the Mercure Hotel and will return to their base camp in Essentuki,in the aftermath of their encounter against Croatia.

The Mundial kicked off today with host Russia routing Arab minnows
Saudi Arabia 5-0. Yury Gazinsky opened the floodgates with a neat header in 12th minute while substitute Denis Cheryshev grabbed a brace in a thrilling performance under the watchful eye of President Vladimir Putin.