Nigeria releases official team photo ahead of World Cup in Russia

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria squad have released official team photo ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia which kicks off on the 14th of June.

In the photo are 40 persons in total, made up of 23 players, technical crew and backroom staff.

The team who are currently in Bad Tatzmanndsdorf, Austria, preparing for the World Cup are expected to leave for Russia on Monday.

The Nigerian side will face Croatia, Iceland and Argentina in Group D.

See photo below:

Meanwhile, Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr has banned players from eating goat meat and pepper soup as they prepare for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

This comes after consecutive losses to England and the Czech Republic in the World Cup friendly matches.

Rohr is now restricting the players who are camped in Austria from some certain meals as he bids to keep them in good condition for the tournament.

In an interview with Omasports TV, Gernot stated that the Super Eagles players will not be permitted to eat goat meat, pepper soup, and other spicy foods.

He said; “The reason is because nutritionist will tell you that too much spicy foods is not good for athletes.

“We have to observe what they tell us, and the medical team agreed that we cannot eat too much fat and too much spice.”

But he also revealed that there may be instances whereby the ban could be lifted.

He said, “For instance, there can be an exception on Sunday the night we will be here, there will be a little Austrian music, perhaps a little African food, from Madam ambassador so we will see.”

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