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England Squad
Nigeria Squad
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The Super Eagles World Cup provisional squad for the matches against DR Congo, England and Czech Republic  June 2018
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Agbo, Uche Henry 4 December 1995 22 M Watford FC, England 1 0
Uche Agbo was not part of the squad that flew to England
Agu, Mikel Ndubusi 27 May 1993 24 M FC do Porto, Portugal 6 0
Aina, Temitayo Olufisayo Olaoluwa 8 October 1996
born in Southwark, London
21 RB Chelsea FC, England 5 0
also represented England at U16-U20 levels
Ajiboye, Oladele Muniru 7 August 1990 27 G Plateau United FC of Jos 3 0
Oladele Ajiboye was not part of the squad that flew to England
Akpeyi, Daniel 3 August 1986 21 G Chippa United FC, South Africa 7 0
Awaziem, Chidozie Collins 1 January 1997 21 CD FC do Porto, Portugal 4 0
Balogun, Leon-Aderemi 28 June 1989
in West Berlin, West Germany
28 D Brighton & Hove Albion FC, England 17 0
Signed from 1.FSV Mainz 05 eV, Germany on 22 May
Ebuehi, Tyronne 16 December 1995
in Haarlem, Netherlands
22 RB Ado Den Haag, Netherlands 5 0
Echiéjilé, Elderson Uwa 20 January 1988 30 LB Cercle Brugge KSV, Belgium 61 3
Troost-Ekong, William Paul 1 September 1993
in Haarlem, Netherlands
24 CD Bursaspor KD, Turkey 20 1
also has two Netherlands U20 apps, one U19 app
Etebo, Peter Oghenekaro 9 November 1995 22 M UD Las Palmas SAD, Spain, on loan from CD Feirense, Portugal 13 1
Eze, Stephen 8 March 1994 24 CD PFC Lokomotiv 1926 Plovdiv, Bulgaria 13 0
Stephen Eze was not part of the squad that flew to England
Ezenwa, Ikechukwa 16 October 1988 29 G Enyimba IFC 24 0
Idowu, Brian Oladapo
 Идову, Брайан Оладапо
18 May 1992
born in St. Petersburg, Russia
26 LB FC Amkar Perm, Russia 3 1
Ighalo, Odion Jude 16 June 1989 28 F Changchun Yatai FC, China 17 4
Iheanacho, Kelechi Promise 3 October 1996 21 F Leicester City FC, England 16 8
Iwobi, Alexander Chuka 3 May 1996 22 F Arsenal FC, England 17 4
also represented England at U16-U18 levels
Lokosa, Junior Sewanu 23 August 1993 24 F Kano Pillars FC 1 0
Junior Lokosa was not part of the squad that flew to England
Moses, Victor 12 December 1990 27 F Chelsea FC, England 32 11
also represented England at U16-U21 levels
Musa, Ahmed 14 October 1992 25 F Leicester City FC, England 70 13
Ndidi, Onyinye Wilfred 16 December 1996 21 M Leicester City FC, England 16 0
Nwankwo, Simeon Tochukwu 7 May 1992 26 F FC Crotone Srl, Italy 1 0
Obi, Joel Chukwuma 22 May 1991 27 LM Torino FC SpA, Italy 16 0
Ncekwube Obinna, John Michael 22 April 1987 31 M Tianjin Teda FC, China 83 6
Ogu Ugochukwu, John 20 April 1988 30 CM Hapoel Be'er Sheva FC, Israel 18 2
Omeruo, Kenneth Josiah 17 October 1993 24 RB Chelsea FC, England 38 0
Onazi, Ogenyi Eddy 25 December 1992 25 CM Trabzonspor Kb, Turkey 51 1
Shehu, Abdullahi 12 March 1993 25 D Bursaspor KD, Turkey 22 0
Simon, Moses Daddy-Ajala 12 July 1995 22 F KAA Gent, Belgium 21 4
Uzoho, Francis Odinaka 28 October 1998 19 G RC Deportivo de La Coruña SAD, Spain 4 0

Squad details correct up to and including Nigeria's match against DR Congo on 25 May 2018.
Tallies taken from
NFF

Diary

Monday, 14 May 2018 - Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has named Captain Mikel John Obi, goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, defenders Abdullahi Shehu, Elderson Echiéjilé and Leon Balogun, as well as midfielders Ogenyi Onazi and Oghenekaro Etebo and forwards Ahmed Musa and Victor Moses in Nigeria's thirty-man provisional list for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. The list also includes Spain-based goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, defenders William Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo and Olaoluwa Aina, midfielders Wilfred Ndidi, Joel Obi and John Ogu and forwards Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon and Alex Iwobi. Chelsea wingback Moses was Nigeriaï's top scorer in the qualifying campaign with three goals, while Captain Mikel Obi, Iwobi, Simon and Iheanacho weighed in with two goals each. All invited players have been told to report at the Le Meridien Hotel and Golf Resort, Uyo on Monday, 21 May. Uyo, as home ground, was the conquering terrain for the Super Eagles during the qualifying series.

Sunday, 27 May 2018 - Official training is held at the Shell Ground in Port Harcourt, ahead of Monday's friendly match against Congo. Their had been light training sessions throughout the week, as the 30-man squad staggered their arrivals to Uyo.

Monday, 28 May 2018 -
Nigeria were held to a 1-1 stalemate in their pre-World Cup friendly against Congo DR at the Adokiye Amiesimake Stadium tonight. Despite getting an early lead through Troost-Ekong, the Super Eagles were forced to a share of the spoils after Aina conceded a penalty. The Super Eagles got off to a perfect start with defender William Troost-Ekong scoring his first international goal in the 14th minute, but a rash challenge from second-half substitute Ola Aina paved the way for a comeback from their adventurous visitors, as Ben Malango netted the equaliser from the penalty spot. Gernot Rohr handed debuts to Simeon Nwankwo and Junior Lokosa, with Kelechi Iheanacho completing a three-man attack. While Oghenekaro Etebo and Elderson Echiejile returned to the side and Tyronne Ebuehi continued in the right-back position.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - Nigeria have trimmed their 30-man provisional squad down to 25 ahead of the 2018 World Cup ahead of Saturday's friendly against England. Coach Gernot Rohr has told Stephen Eze, Dele Ajiboye, Junior Lokosa and Uche Agbo they will not be needed in Russia. Moses Simon remains with the travelling group to undergo tests on his thigh injury. "It's tough because we can't take all the 30 players to the World Cup. They've been informed and they've thanked the coaching staff for the opportunity and promise to keep supporting their colleagues." Despite KAA Gent winger Moses seemingly ruled out of the World Cup altogether the coaching staff are keen to give him more time to ascertain the true extent of his injury. The 25-man travelling to London includes Premier League quintet of Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi, Ahmed Musa, Victor Moses and Alex Iwobi. Former Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi is the captain of the squad which must be whittled down to 23 by June 4, with the tournament starting on June 14. Rohr is expected to make his final cuts to the squad after the England match, needing to drop two players before travelling to Russia with his final 23.

Thursday, 31 May 2018 - The Nigerian squad have arrived in London and are training at The Hive, the home of Barnet FC.

 
Nigeria Form: last six games
W W L W L D  f 5:a 8  success: 58%
  28 January 2018 - Nigeria 2 Angola 1 [1-1] AET
Stade Ibn Batouta, Tangier
Okpotu, Okechukwu
ANC NW
  31 January 2018 - Sudan 0 Nigeria 1 [0-1]
Stade de Marrakech, Marrakesh
Okechukwu SF NW
4 February 2018 - Morocco 4 Nigeria 0 [1-0]
Stade Mohammed V, Casablanca
Hadraf (2), El Karti, El Kaabi Final AL
  23 March 2018 - Poland 0 Nigeria 1 [0-0]
Stadion Miejski, Wrocław
Moses (pen) Fr AW
  27 March 2018 - Nigeria 0 Serbia 2 [0-0]
The Hive Stadium, Barnet, London
Mitrović (2) NL
  25 May 2018 - Nigeria 1 DR Congo 1 [1-0]
Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt
Ekong
Malango (pen)
HD

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