Nigeria has shown great promise in games on their home continent, including a win the 2013 African Cup of Nations, but have failed to parlay that success in the last few World Cups and are the dark horse in Group F in Brazil with the likes of Argentina, Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
What are Nigeria Betting Odds in the 2014 World Cup?
- To Win The Tournament +25000
- To Reach the Final: +8000
- To Win Group F: +1400
- To Qualify: +320
- Not To Qualify: -350
- To Finish Last In Group G: +1000
- To Be the Highest Scoring team in the Tournament: +30000
- To Be the Highest Scoring team in the Group: +750
How did Nigeria qualify?
Nigeria won the Confederation of African Football qualification group F with 12 points after three wins and three draws over teams including Malawi, Kenya and Namibia. Then, in the head to head stage they beat Ethiopia with a 4-2 combined result.
Who are Nigeria opponents in the 2014 World Cup?
Nigeria is in group F listed at +1000 to on top along with Argentina (-400), Bosnia-Herzegovina (+750) and Iran (+6600).
What is Nigeria schedule For The 2014 World Cup?
Nigeria takes on the weakest team in the group, Iran, in the opener on June 16 at Arena da Baixada, in Curitiba. The Nigerians are +105 in the money line to win the match, and the Iranians are +320.
Nigeria (+200) plays its second game against Bosnia-Herzegovina (+150) on June 21 at Arena Pantanal, in Cuiabá.
Nigeria (+900) finishes the group stage against their World Cup nemesis, Argentina (-250) on June 25 at the Estádio Beira-Rio, at Porto Alegre.
What is Nigeria slogan For The 2014 World Cup?
"Only Together We Can Win"
What is Nigeria’s Roster for the 2014 World Cup?
GOALKEEPERS: Vincent Enyeama (Lille FC), Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be’er Sheva), Daniel Akpeyi (Warri Wolves), Chigozie Agbim (Gombe United)
DEFENDERS: Elderson Echiejile (AS Monaco), Efe Ambrose (Celtic), Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor), Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves), Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough), Juwon Oshaniwa (Ashdod FC), Joseph Yobo (Norwich City), Kunle Odunlami (Sunshine Stars).
MIDFIELDERS: John Mikel Obi (Chelsea), Ramon Azeez (Almeria FC); Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio), Joel Obi (Parma), Nnamdi Oduamadi (Varese), Ejike Uzoenyi (Enugu Rangers), Nosa Igiebor (Real Betis), Sunday Mba (CA Bastia), Reuben Gabriel (Waasland-Beveren), Michael Babatunde (Volyn Lutsk).
FORWARDS : Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow), Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United), Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbahce), Obinna Nsofor (Chievo Verona), Peter Odemwingie (Stoke City), Michael Uchebo (Cercle Brugge), Victor Moses (Liverpool), Uche Nwofor (Heerenveen).
Who’s Nigeria Key Player in the 2014 World Cup?
John Obi Mikel is not longer and young soccer promise; he needs to show the world he’s ready to take Nigeria to the second round.
John Obi Mikel, midfielder for Chelsea, can no longer be just a young prospect with alot of promise. He has to lead his team past Bosnia-Herzegovina (+750) and Iran (+6600) which will put them in the round of 16.
What are Nigeria Betting Trends For the 2014 World Cup?
- Nigeria has been to four World Cups in the past, and their best results came in 1994 and 1998 when they made it to the round of 16.
- Nigeria has played 14 World Cup games with four wins, two draws and eight losses, scoring 17 goals and allowing 21.
- Nigeria beat Iran 1-0 in the only game they played in, back in 1998.
- Nigeria has never played Bosnia-Herzegovina.
- Nigeria trails the series against Argentina with one win, one draw and four losses. These two teams have met in three previous World Cup matches and the South Americans always won.
How far will Nigeria go?
Nigeria should compete with Bosnia-Herzegovina to be the second team to qualify from this Group F.
Odds to Win 2014 FIFA World Cup:
- Brazil 3/1
- Argentina 9/2
- Germany 11/2
- Spain 13/2
- Belgium 14/1
- France 20/1
- Italy 22/1
- Uruguay 22/1
- Colombia 25/1
- Netherlands 25/1
- England 28/1
- Portugal 28/1
- Chile 40/1
- Russia 66/1
- Mexico 100/1
- Switzerland 100/1
- USA 100/1
- Ecuador 125/1
- Ivory Coast 125/1
- Croatia 150/1
- Japan 150/1
- Bosnia-Herzegovina 200/1
- Ghana 200/1
- Greece 200/1
- Nigeria 250/1
- South Korea 300/1
- Australia 500/1
- Cameroon 500/1
- Algeria 1000/1
- Costa Rica 1000/1
- Honduras 1500/1
- Iran 1500/1