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Nigeria Announce Final World Cup Squad, PSL Star Included

Nigeria have announced their final 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup, and a Chelsea player has been left out by Gernot Rohr.

Gallery: 2018 World Cup Kits Revealed, Group A-D

Rohr trimmed the squad to 25 before the England match on Saturday evening, leaving him with the decision to cut two more players.

The Absa Premiership will only have one representative at the tournament after Chippa United's Daniel Akpeyi was named in the 23-man squad.

Chelsea full-back Ola Aina, who was on loan at Hull City, and Bursaspor's Mikel Agu were the two players dropped from the final squad.

The Super Eagles are in Group D along with Argentina, Iceland and Croatia.

Final 23-man squad:
 
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Deportivo La Coruna), Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba), Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United).
 
Defenders: William Troost-Ekong and Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor), Tyronne Ebuehi (Ado Den Haag), Elderson Echiejile (Cercle Brugge KSV), Bryan Idowu (Amkar Perm), Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes FC), Leon Balogun (Brighton), Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa).
 
Midfielders: Mikel John Obi (Tianjin Teda), Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor), Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City), Oghenekaro Etebo (Las Palmas), John Ogu (Hapoel Be'er Sheva), Joel Obi (Torino, Italy).
 
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City), Victor Moses (Chelsea), Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal), Simeon Nwankwo (Crotone).
 
 

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