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John Obi Mikel slams Croatia for deciding to rest their best players

Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel has slammed the Croatian national team for their decision to rest their star players. Nigeria could easily find themselves relying on the Croatians in order to advance from the group stages.

John Obi Mikel slams Croatia for deciding to rest their best players

John Obi Mikel has urged Croatia to be professional and not give a rest to their best players. The Croatians could very well decide the Nigerian’s World Cup fate depending on their final result against Iceland.

“I do not think that doing that would be the best”, the player told Goal.

“This is a huge tournament, you can’t rest players and give others a chance to qualify. They should be professional and play their best team”, added Mikel.

Nigeria will be facing Argentina in their final game of Group D.