World Cup: Rohr releases 30-man provisional squad [FULL LIST]

Gernot Rohr

Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, on Monday released a provisional list of thirty players for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.

Moses, Iwobi and Musa lead a strong group of forwards in the 30-man squad that also includes Kelechi Iheanacho and Moses Simon. One of them was an overhead kick against Juventus.

The defenders include: William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Ola Aina, Kenneth Omeruo, Bryan Idowu, Chidozie Awaziem, Abdullahi Shehu, Elderson Echiejile, Tyronne Ebuehi and Stephen Eze.

Eagles coach Gernot Rohr kept faith in the quartet of Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Dele Ajiboye, Daniel Akpeyi and youngster Francis Uzoho in the goalkeeping department.

Chelsea wingback Moses was Nigeria's top scorer in the qualifying campaign with three goals, while Captain Mikel Obi, Iwobi, Simon and Iheanacho weighed in with two goals each.

Nigeria's training camp begins next Monday ahead of scheduled friendlies against Congo on May 28, England on June 2, and Czech Republic on June 6.

Nigeria is expected to face Croatia in their first group match at the 2018 World Cup at the Kaliningrad Stadium on Saturday, June 16, before games against Iceland (Volgograd, 22nd June) and Argentina (Saint Petersburg 26th June) in Group D.

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