May 10, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup teams: Nigeria (CAF), prominent players in 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying (theoretical best XI for Nigeria, with 4 other player-options listed).

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Nigeria national team. CAF (Africa). The Super Eagles. Home jersey: bright green with dark green trim.
-Nigeria is in Group C (with Argentina, Bosnia, and Iran), ‘2014 FIFA World Cup Group F‘ (
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification : 5th qualification out of 14 tries (1930 to 1958, did not enter).
Nigeria has qualified for the World Cup in: 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014.

Previous WC finish: 2010, Group Stage (0-1-2).
Highest WC finish: 1994 & 1998, Round of 16 (2-0-2).

Population of Nigeria: 174.5 million {2013 estimate}. Capital: Abuja, metro area pop. 3.0 million {2012 est.}. Largest city: Lagos, metro area pop. 12.0 million {2013 est.}.
The map below shows the 8 largest cities in Nigeria (all cities in Nigeria with over 800,000 in their metro areas) {‘List of Nigerian cities by population‘ ( Also shown on the map below are all the Nigerian States which have players featured on the squad chart.

From The Guradian, from 30 May 2014, by Stuart James, ‘Nigeria’s Peter Odemwingie relishing his ‘fresh start’ in World Cup‘ (

Nigeria coach, Stephen Keshi. Stephen Keshi.
Nigeria squad captain, Vincent Enyeama (GK, Lille). Vincent Enyeama.

Below: Theoretical Best XI for Nigeria (with 4 other player-options further below) -
Photo and Image credits above -
Nigeria jersey, photo from
Nigeria, map of country on globe, by TUBS at ‘File:Nigeria on the globe (Africa centered).svg‘ (
Nigeria blank map by Uwe Dedering at ‘File:Nigeria location map.svg‘ (
Stephen Keshi, photo from
Vincent Enyeama (Lille), photo from
Efe Ambrose CB/RB/DM (Celtic), photo by SNS via
Kenneth Omeruo CB/RB (Chelsea/Middlesbrough), photo by Ian Cooper via
Godfrey Oboabona CB/RB (Çaykur Rizespor), photo from
Elderson LB (AS Monaco), photo by AFP/Getty Images via
Midfielders/Attacking MF,
Ogenyi Onazi CMF/DM (Lazio), photo from
Victor Moses AMF/W (Liverpool), photo by Getty Images via
John Obi Mikel CMF/DM (Chelsea), photo by Warren Fish at
Brown Ideye W/FW (Dynamo Kyiv), photo from
Emmanuel Emenike FW/W (Fenerbahçe), photo from
Ahmed Musa RW/LW/FW (CSKA Moscow), photo by Epsilon/Getty Images Europe via
Other player-options,
Peter Odemwingie FW (Stoke City), photo from
Victor Obinna FW (Chievo Verona), photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images via
Nosa Igiebor CMF (Real Betis), photo from
Azubuike Egwuekwe CB/LB (Warri Wolves), photo from

Thanks to the contributors at ‘2014 FIFA World Cup qualification‘ (
Thanks to the contributors at ‘Nigeria national football team‘ (
Thanks to, for player-position details.

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