Nigeria, formally known as Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal constitutional democracy comprising 36 states and its Federal center Territory, Abuja. The land is located in West Africa and shares land boundaries with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coastline in the south lies on the bay of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. Nigeria achieved freedom in 1960, but plunged into civil war some years later. It has since alternated among democratically elected civilian governments and military dictatorships, with its 2011 presidential elections being viewed as the first to be conducted rationally freely and practically.
Talking about football Nigeria is one of the most valued football team in the world of soccer/ football. The players from Nigeria are tall and have got lots of stamina which make the international clubs to hire them.
The 2014 FIFA football World Cup/soccer world cup 2014 is an upcoming international football competition held in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014. The 32 national teams involved in the competition will be required to register a group of 23 players, three of whom must be goalkeepers. Only players in these squads will be qualified to take part in the tournament if they qualify in the qualifier round. An interim list of 30 players for each national squad was submitted to FIFA by 13 May 2014. FIFA published the 30-player interim lists on their website on 16 May 2014.
Nigerian national football team, nicknamed Super Eagles or earlier Green Eagles, is the national team representing Nigeria and is controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation. Nigerian national football team was founded in 1945 A.D., the team is managed by Stephen Keshi. They are well coached by their coach Stephen Keshi.(History) During April 1994, super Eagles were ranked 5th in the FIFA World Rankings, the highest ranking achieved by an African football team and there achievements. Nigerian football team is current Africa Cup of Nations champions. Nigerian national football team has won the Africa Cup of Nations a total of 3 times, and has reached the FIFA World Cup round of 16 times. They have qualified for five of the last six World Cups/soccer cups, with their first form coming in the United States in 1994. They have already started to train hard for the world cup 2014.