Nigeria

Nigeria

Association

Nigeria Football Federation

Confederation

CAF (Africa)

Head coach

Gernot Rohr

Captain

John Obi Mikel

Club History

Nigeria is FIFA’s 52nd ranked team in the world, and Gernot Rohr’s team is set to excite at this year’s World Cup. Nigeria has qualified for five of the last six World Cups, and a round of 16 finish was the best the Super Eagles could accomplish in three of those competitions. The good news is Rohr has infused youth into a side that was lacking it. Nigeria is built to counterattack and use the speed of its young rising stars to get at opposing teams. Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi is one of the youngsters that will be tasked with scoring goals for Nigeria. Nigeria’s side has potential, but the team could be too inexperienced to achieve it in Russia.

No

Champion

Best Result in World Cup - Round of 16

1994, 1998 and 2014