Nigeria Starting Eleven

Nigeria starting eleven at World Cup 2018 is not entirely clear, though we do know the players that Gernot Rohr will choose from. Let’s take a look at their best players and try to determine how well they will manage to play their first matches this year.

Nigeria Starting Eleven World Cup 2018

The group that Nigeria is in is probably not satisfactory to the team as all the other teams are really strong, which means that Nigeria will have to try really hard to advance any further, even though the qualifiers were relatively easy for them.

That being said, the coach has collected a number of fresh and new players that have never participated in the World Cup before (although Nigeria did play there four years ago).

Some of the best players that we’ll almost certainly see in the starting squad of this team are:

  • John Obi Mikel (the captain of the team)
  • Ahmed Musa
  • Victor Moses
  • Moses Simon
  • Kelechi Iheanacho
  • Leon Balogun
  • Alex Iwobi

Nigeria starting eleven will probably consist of the most valuable players in hopes that the team can advance from their group and possibly even reach quarter-finals for the first time in Nigeria’s history.