Iceland’s experienced defender, Ari Skulason, has expressed displeasure at his country being paired with Nigeria and Croatia in the 2018 Russia World Cup Draw.

Skulason, however, was delighted to get Argentina in their 2018 World Cup group.

He said: “I wanted Argentina or Brazil, but I did not want Nigeria or Croatia,” admitted the 30-year-old Lokeren defender, who has won 52 caps with his country since his debut in 2009.

“We’re probably in the most difficult group of the World Cup, it will be difficult to beat those teams, but we’re going to have a good time there anyway.”

Following the release of the Draw table, Iceland is to play against Argentina, Nigeria and Croatia to reach the knockout rounds of the competition.

Iceland was the sensation of last year’s Euros in France as they dumped England to reach the last-eight of the tournament.

Iceland was only brought down to earth by hosts France in the quarterfinals when they fell 5-2.

Records have shown that the smallest country ever to qualify for the World Cup (population of under 400,000) thrashed Nigeria 3-0 in a friendly in 1981.

They face the two-time African champions again on June 22 at Russia 2018.

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