Nigeria coach says Russians will support his players

According to young Nigerians their popular kit is not just the “nicest” but also shows off how “fly” their generation

The Russian policy follows the status quo set in the 2010 World Cup, when Super Eagles fans were also banned from carrying their chickens into Ellis Park for a game against Argentina in Johannesburg, South Africa.

While Nigeria are stocked with young guns, Croatia come to Russian Federation with several players, including Real Madrid maestro Luka Modric, in the golden years of their career.

Croatian fans from all over the world have started to flood in Kaliningrad ahead of Croatia's World Cup opener against Nigeria on Saturday night.

"They are young, but we hope, with enthusiasm, they can improve in this tournament".

Nigeria's team features several players from the Premier League, plus captain John Obi, a former Chelsea midfielder now in China.

There is no doubt there is a massive frenzy with the Nigerian team and the jersey that they have on display.

This will be the first encounter between Croatia and Nigeria.




"Nigeria is lucky not to find itself in such situation and this will give the players, the impetus to showcase their talents at the world cup", he said.

One Nigerian commentator sounded a more sober note: "It is not a problem for the team to savour [sic] the euphoria of its global fashion rating but it should realize that the main rating will be their performance on the pitch".

Whatever happens on the pitch, Nigeria will leave Russian Federation as undisputed winners in one category: style. That's Henneth Fowltrow (I'm not joking), a chicken whose picture we took for a totally unrelated story.

Stricter control by German-born coach Gernot Rohr and a much more efficient administration are among the reasons for the change in approach, setting a platform for a strong World Cup challenge. "So whoever can get three points in the game between them will be crucial".

"We were trying out different formations but we are going to switch back to the way we played over the past year coming to this World Cup".

Croatia has one of the world's top midfielders in Luke Modric.

Rongen has broken down every World Cup roster and every opening round matchup.

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