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Nigeria World Cup Squad Photos

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Nigeria landed in Russian Federation on Monday night ahead of their 2018 Fifa World Cup opener against Croatia on Saturday.

Gernot Rohr's men arrived Russian Federation from Austria at exactly 9pm Nigerian time on Monday night, June 11, after a 3 hours flight. Around 500 dancers, gymnasts and trampolinists will also be performing in an opening extravaganza that will pay homage to all things Russian.

The Nigerian contingent caught the eye again with their green-and-white themed native attires which they wore for their trip to Russian Federation.

Already, the Super Eagles have wowed the world with their Nike kits ahead of the tournament, with sales reported to have already exceeded 3 million.

The camp opened on Tuesday, May 22 in Uyo and they stayed there until Saturday, May 26 when they made the trip to Port Harcourt for the 1-1 friendly game against DR Congo.

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"The team are ready physically after we worked well and showed commitment in Austria", he said.

The Super Eagles have however not returned impressive results in their warm up games, losing matches against Serbia, England and the Czech Republic.

Croatia Coach, Zlatko Dalić expects Nigeria to be a threat on the counter attack when they face off with the three-time African champions in their World Cup opener at Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018.

"He's fit and there are no injury problems in the team", Rohr stated.

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