Route to Russia:

Nigeria became the first African side to qualify for the 2018 World Cup after seeing off Cameroon, Algeria and Zambia in their qualification group. The ‘Super Eagles’ scored eleven and conceded six, finishing the group five points ahead of Zambia in second.

How far can they get:

Nigeria have been drawn alongside Argentina, Iceland and Croatia. The African side have never made it further than the round of 16 in a World Cup and will be hoping to reach the quarter-finals this time around. They have a talented squad including the likes of Wilfred Ndidi, Victor Moses and Alex Iwobi amongst others. However their defensive frailties may cost them against more clinical opposition.


Gernot Rohr. The German has no shortage of experience when it comes to managing international sides having been head coach at Gabon, Niger, Burkina Faso and of course, Nigeria. Although the 64-year-old has never managed at a World Cup, he did lead Bordeaux to the 1996 UEFA Cup Final, before they were defeated by Bayern Munich in the final.

One to Watch:

Victor Moses. The Chelsea attacker has bags of pace and can cause even the best of defences major problems.

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