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FIFA World Cup 2018 Official squad: Group D – Team 16 – Nigeria

Nigeria was the first team from Africa to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to be held in Russia from 14th June to 15th July. All teams have qualified for the tournament and these teams are required to register a squad of 23 players, which includes three goalkeepers. Only players from this squad can play in the tournament.

The 32 teams will be divided into eight groups of four teams each – Group A to Group H. The four teams in Group D are: Argentina, Croatia, Iceland and Nigeria.

Nigeria was the first team from Africa to qualify for the 2018 World Cup and continue their impressive record of World Cup appearances. Their FIFA ranking is 48. Let’s look at Nigeria’s official squad for FIFA World Cup, 2018.

Coach: Gernot Rohr

Players:

  1. Ikechukwu Ezenwa - Goalkeeper - 29 years old - 24 caps

  2. Bryan Idowu - Defender - 26 years old - 5 caps

  3. Elderson Echiéjilé - Defender - 30 years old - 62 caps

  4. Wilfred Ndidi - Midfielder - 21 years old - 17 caps

  5. William Ekong - Defender - 24 years old - 22 caps

  6. Leon Balogun - Defender - 29 years old - 19 caps

  7. Ahmed Musa - Forward - 25 years old - 72 caps

  8. Oghenekaro Etebo - Midfielder - 22 years old - 14 caps

  9. Odion Ighalo - Forward - 28 years old - 19 caps

  10. John Obi Mikel (captain) - Midfielder - 31 years old - 85 caps

  11. Victor Moses - Forward - 27 years old - 34 caps

  12. Shehu Abdullahi - Defender - 25 years old - 25 caps

  13. Simeon Nwankwo - Forward - 26 years old - 2 caps

  14. Kelechi Iheanacho - Forward - 22 years old - 18 caps

  15. Joel Obi - Midfielder - 27 years old - 17 caps

  16. Daniel Akpeyi - Goalkeeper - 32 years old - 7 caps

  17. Ogenyi Onazi - Midfielder - 25 years old - 52 caps

  18. Alex Iwobi - Forward - 22 years old - 19 caps

  19. John Ogu - Midfielder - 30 years old - 20 caps

  20. Chidozie Awaziem - Defender - 21 years old - 4 caps

  21. Tyronne Ebuehi - Defender - 22 years old - 7 caps

  22. Kenneth Omeruo - Defender - 24 years old - 39 caps

  23. Francis Uzoho - Goalkeeper - 19 years old - 6 caps
First Published on Jun 14, 2018 01:53 pm
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