Iwobi named in Nigeria's World Cup squad

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18 debutants join John Obi Mikel, Ahmed Musa, Ogenyi Onazi, Kenneth Omeruo and Victor Moses in the list that was released after the Super Eagles bowed 2-1 to England at Wembley Stadium.

But the former Chelsea midfielder has said that the poor showing in the first half was because England played a five-man defence and the Eagles were unable to break them down.

The 21-year-old was involved in full training on Monday in their Austria camp and is expected to start against the Czechs in Vienna.

Nigerian player John Mikel Obi trains at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, on May 28, 2018.br / Nigeria played against DR Congo as part of their build-up for the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation next month.

Iwobi's goal was Nigeria's first against England in three games while the Three Lions keep their record of not losing to an African side.

'Some slightly better decision making or quality and we would have scored more'.

However, Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said Ndidi will now start against Czech Republic on Wednesday in a final warm-up game leading up to the World Cup in Russian Federation.

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Arsenal's Alex Iwobi pulled one back for the visitors, who are also World Cup-bound, but England did enough to secure the victory.

England dominated the first-half, and took the lead after just seven minutes, with Gary Cahill powering home a header from a corner.

"We were deservedly two goals up in the first half".

Nigeria may not be favourites to win the World Cup this summer but their new kits have won over football fans. In the first half when we had chances, we can't lose our confidence because a team changed their formation'.

"He has come out today in front of a huge crowd and performed very well".

"I think we played really well with the ball especially, created a lot of good chances, far more good situations than we've had in recent games".

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