Nigeria was the first team from Africa to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
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
- Ikechukwu Ezenwa - Goalkeeper - 29 years old - 24 caps
- Bryan Idowu - Defender - 26 years old - 5 caps
- Elderson Echiéjilé - Defender - 30 years old - 62 caps
- Wilfred Ndidi - Midfielder - 21 years old - 17 caps
- William Ekong - Defender - 24 years old - 22 caps
- Leon Balogun - Defender - 29 years old - 19 caps
- Ahmed Musa - Forward - 25 years old - 72 caps
- Oghenekaro Etebo - Midfielder - 22 years old - 14 caps
- Odion Ighalo - Forward - 28 years old - 19 caps
- John Obi Mikel (captain) - Midfielder - 31 years old - 85 caps
- Victor Moses - Forward - 27 years old - 34 caps
- Shehu Abdullahi - Defender - 25 years old - 25 caps
- Simeon Nwankwo - Forward - 26 years old - 2 caps
- Kelechi Iheanacho - Forward - 22 years old - 18 caps
- Joel Obi - Midfielder - 27 years old - 17 caps
- Daniel Akpeyi - Goalkeeper - 32 years old - 7 caps
- Ogenyi Onazi - Midfielder - 25 years old - 52 caps
- Alex Iwobi - Forward - 22 years old - 19 caps
- John Ogu - Midfielder - 30 years old - 20 caps
- Chidozie Awaziem - Defender - 21 years old - 4 caps
- Tyronne Ebuehi - Defender - 22 years old - 7 caps
- Kenneth Omeruo - Defender - 24 years old - 39 caps
- Francis Uzoho - Goalkeeper - 19 years old - 6 caps