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FIFA World Cup (17 Days to go) : Team Profile – NIGERIA

Super Eagles

The first side from Africa to reach Russia 2018, Nigeria continue their impressive run of appearances at the finals.

FIFA Ranking: 47

Continent: Africa

Nickname: Super Eagles

READ ALSO: FIFA World Cup : Team Profile – CROATIA

World Cup History:

Qualifying Campaigns: 13

First stage appearances: 5

Semi final appearances: 0

Finals: 0

Titles: 0

First World Cup: 1994

Last World Cup: 2014

Best outing:  Round of 16 (1994, 1998, 2014)

Key Player: JOHN OBI MIKEL

Nigeria’s captain remains their key man in central midfield. A UEFA Champions League winner with Chelsea, Mikel’s experience, strength and composure will be vital to the Super Eagles in Russia.

MATCHES:

June 16: CROATIA vs NIGERIA

June 22: NIGERIA vs ICELAND

June 26: NIGERIA vs ARGENTINA

NEXT PROFILE (Tomorrow): BRAZIL

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