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Nigeria National Football Team

Nigeria
Governing bodyNigeria Football Federation
Affiliated1960
StadiumAbuja National Stadium (60,491 seats)
ManagerG. Rohr

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Players

#NameAgeA
Goalkeepers
M. Okoye 21180220000000
D. Akpeyi 34
S. Osigwe 26
Defenders
W. Troost-Ekong 2790110000010
K. Omeruo 2790110010000
T. Ebuehi 2467110110000
C. Awaziem 2333101020000
Z. Sanusi 23156220100000
L. Balogun 32147220100000
O. Aina 240000020000
K. Akpoguma 25113211010000
J. Collins 2624101020000
S. Ajayi 27180220000010
Midfielders
J. Ayodele-Aribo 24
S. Chukwueze 21153220200000
A. Iwobi 24175220100010
A. Shehu 27
O. Etebo 25
Attackers
A. Musa 2887211110100
V. Osimhen 22
E. Dennis 23
P. Onuachu 2667110110000
C. Ejuke 2212101020000
K. Iheanacho 24113211011010

News

Nigeria's FIFA World Cup squad and players to watch

Nigeria is gearing up for the upcoming World Cup. The African giant has shown their strength in the qualifiers and will be keen on translating that into success in Russia.

The Super Eagles might not boast one-star name to look for inspiration, as Egypt does with Mohamed Salah, but what Nigeria has instead is a squad of experienced players. Several of their men are either in Europe's top-five leagues or are bossing the country's domestic competition. Gernot Rohr has now chosen a squad he believes will bring pride to their nation.

Coach's objective

Winning the World Cup will not be a realistic target, but getting out of their group will be a tough hill that can be overcome. Having been grouped with Argentina, Croatia, and Iceland; Nigeria could easily shock any of those three sides to grab that second qualification spot – or first.

New faces

Simeon Nwankwo is an uncapped Nigerian striker, so his inclusion will definitely attract attention. However, he has enjoyed a good season in Serie A, scoring seven goals for Crotone.

Veterans

John Obi Mikel took up his deserved spot on this list and should be the leader to guide this African powerhouse. The Tianjin Teda midfielder's experience will also be key for the Super Eagles.

Major absences

Despite being Nigeria's most-capped player in history, Vincent Enyeama was left out. There were calls for his call-up, but Rohr snubbed the veteran goalkeeper.

Nigeria Football Association Info & Statistics

History Founded: 1945, Affiliated: 1960
Uniform Jerseys: Green/white, Shorts: Green/white, Stockings: Green/white
Website www.thenff.com
World Cup Appearances 6: 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014, 2018
Continental Titles First: CAN (1980, 1994, 2013)
Second: CAN (1984, 1988, 1990, 2000)
Best Results First: FIFA U-17 World Cup Final 1985, 1993, 2007, 2013, 2015, Olympic Football Tournament Final 1996
Second: FIFA U-17 World Cup Final 2001, 1987, 2009, FIFA U-20 World Cup Final 2005, 1989, FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Final 2010, 2014, Olympic Football Tournament Final 2008
Third: FIFA U-20 World Cup Final 1985, Olympic Football Tournament Final 2016
Fourth: FIFA Confederations Cup 1995, FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Final 2012

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