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Odemwingie, who was used only as a substitute in the opening 0-0 draw with Iran, is hoping his efforts will help him retain his place for an eagerly-anticipated clash with Lionel Messi and company in Porto Alegre on Wednesday

The Chairman of the soccer federation’s Media Committee, Emeka Inyama, disclosed that the NFF is doing all it can to ensure nothing derails the Super Eagles World Cup campaign

However, the Asian outfit were outstanding and well worthy of a point, which would have been a huge boost to their hopes of progressing to the knockout stages

Quiroz said the team was battle ready for the challenges in the preliminary stage of the Mundial and he was optimistic that his boys would shock the world

Queiroz, a former boss at Manchester United, said Iran’s aim was to capitalise on opportunities handed to them by opponents, who will all be tentative at the expectation they will down the group’s supposed easy beats

The Middlebrough loanee opined that the Brazil 2014 World Cup won’t be business as usual for Nigeria, boasting that the three-time African champions will be all out to redefine their fortune against South American heavyweights, Argentina, Iran and debutants Bosnia-Herzegovina