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FIFA World Cup 2018: Nigeria team, records, fixtures

A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities.

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Nigeria team celebrates during an international friendly against DR Congo.

A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities.

The FIFA World Cup 2018 is scheduled to be held in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities.

The final will be held at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Current World Cup squad

Yet to be announced

Coach for 2018:

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr.

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

Gernot Rohr

Fixtures:

June 16: vs Croatia

June 22: vs Iceland

June 26: vs Argentina

Past records

No. of times team has played in WC (number): 5

No. of matches played (number): 18

No. of matches won: 4

No. of matches lost: 9

No. of times lost in finals (Number): 0

No. of times world cup won (number): 0

No. of goals scored in WC: 20

Top 3 players to watch: John Obi Mikel, Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho

Road to WC (text): First African team to qualify. Beat African giants Cameroon 4-0 during qualification.

Player who has played most world cups (appearances): Joseph Yobo: 14

Player who has scored most no. of goals (Player:No. of goals): Ahmed Musa: 2

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