Countdown to Brazil World Cup – Group F – Nigeria

Nigeria is one of the stronger African nations in world football and they will be competing at their fifth World Cup when they head to Brazil in June, although they will need to be at their best after being drawn with Argentina, Bosnia and Iran in Group F.

Like most African sides Nigeria plays a do-or-die brand of football that is very entertaining to watch and always exciting for the fans, because something spectacular can happen at any given time.

Nigeria is capable at their best but they’ve finished bottom of their group in their last two World Cup attempts and appear to lack the firepower to get past Argentina and Bosnia in this group.

Nigeria is $201 to win the 2014 World Cup in early betting markets and they are $10.00 to win Group F.

Nigeria World Cup Odds

Win the World Cup: $201
Win Group F: $10.00
Qualify for next Round: $2.30
Reach 2014 World Cup Final: $61.00

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At their best Nigeria should be able to get over Iran, but we can’t see them scoring enough goals to match Argentina and Bosnia.

If you fancy backing Nigeria then consider the $1.53 about them exiting the World Cup at the group stages.

Group F Draw for Nigeria

Nigeria have to contend with Argentina, Bosnia and Iran in Group F and they play their first match on Tuesday 17th June 2014 against Iran at 5am n the morning (Australian time).

Tue 17 Jun Iran vs Nigeria 5am Curitiba Bet now
Sun 22 Jun Nigeria vs Bosnia 8am Cuiaba Bet now
Thu 26 Jun Nigeria vs Argentina 2am Porto Alegre Bet now

Nigeria World Cup Squad

The 30 man Nigeria World Cup provisional squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, South America.

nigeria-shirt Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille), Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be’er Sheva), Daniel Akpeyi (Warri Wolves), Chigozie Agbim (Gombe United)

Defenders: Elderson Echiejile (Monaco), Efe Ambrose (Celtic), Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor), Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves), Kenneth Omeruo (Chelsea), Juwon Oshaniwa (Ashdod), Joseph Yobo (Fenerbahce), Kunle Odunlami (Sunshine Stars)

Midfielders: John Mikel Obi (Chelsea), Ramon Azeez (Almeria), Ogenyi Onazi (Lazio), Joel Obi (Parma), Nnamdi Oduamadi (Varese), Ejike Uzoenyi (Enugu Rangers), Nosa Igiebor (Real Betis), Sunday Mba (Bastia), Reuben Gabriel (Waasland-Beveren), Michael Babatunde (Volyn Lutsk)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow), Shola Ameobi (Newcastle), Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbahce); Obinna Nsofor (Chievo Verona), Peter Odemwingie (Stoke), Michael Uchebo (Cercle Brugge), Victor Moses (Chelsea), Uche Nwofor (Heerenveen)

Head coach of the Nigeria World Cup squad is Stephen Keshi and team captain is Vincent Enyeama.

World Cup players to watch for Nigeria

The form of Emmanuel Emenike will be pivotal to the chances of Nigeria at the World Cup as the Fenerbache forward is capable of finding the net at just the right time for his country.

Midfielder Sunday Mba appears set to shine at the World Cup with his attacking tendencies and quality ball control, and if he can repeat his excellent African Cup form then Nigeria will be all the better for it.

Striker Victor Moses adds a handy foil for Emenike up forward, while defender Efe Ambrose is solid down back and provides another attacking option from defence.


Head over to our Group F page for more information on each team competing in this group at the 2014 World Cup.

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