Nigeria arrive in Russian Federation for 2018 Fifa World Cup


Nigeria arrive in Russian Federation for 2018 Fifa World Cup

Austin Jay Jay Okocha

Austin Jay Jay Okocha

Nigeria's striking home kit has proved incredibly popular in the run up to this summer's World Cup, and they touched down in Russian Federation with a similar sense of sartorial panache.

Nigeria has upped the stakes in the 2018 Fifa World Cup fashion battle, with the squad heading to Russian Federation for the global football showpiece donning a stunning white traditional attire in a trend that nearly broke the internet.

What an ensemble. Matching green tassels on the loafers and everything.

This number has always been allocated to defenders in the Nigerian World Cup squads: Augustine Eguavoen (1994), Mobi Oparaku (1998), Joseph Yobo (2002, 2010, 2014), Brian Idowu (2018).

If they would be at the opening ceremony, the Super Eagles will be 1,254 kilometers from Kaliningrad stadium where they would have their first game.

Siasia, a member of the impressive 1994 squad to the World cup in United States of America, however described the Nigerian side as one that is not predictable but capable of springing a surprise on a good day.

Today, Salisu Yusuf's side joined several other nations in making the trip to the Russian Federation for the month-long showpiece, with Nigeria looking ahead to their first game against Croatia in Group D on 16 June.

15 - Midfielders have always worn the Super Eagles' number 15 at the World Cup: Sunday Oliseh, Justice Christopher, Lukman Haruna, Ramon Azeez, and Joel Obi.