3-5-2 Vs 4-3-3 : How Super Eagles Lined Up In Training As Rohr Ponders Formation For Croatia


Details of the Super Eagles close door session, which was held in Austria before their departure to Russia has been revealed to Owngoalnigeria.com editorial team.


Coach of the team Gernot Rohr had the players play against themselves in a test game and lined them up in the both system he is considering ahead of their opening game against Croatia at the World Cup.

The team that looks the most likely to start where lined up in the 3-5-2 formation against the other players who are pushing to make the starting line up in the session that lasted close to two hours.

Hapoel Be’er Sheva midfielder John Ogu continue in his ‎new role as a part of the back three alongside the duo of Leon Balogun and William Troost-Ekong while Tyronne Ebuehi and Bryan Idowu operated as right and wing backs respectively.

Wilfred Ndidi and captain John Obi Mikel were lined up in midfield with Alex Iwobi, Victor Moses and Odion Ighalo leading the line.

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Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho and Simy Nwankwo formed the back bone of the team lined up in 4-3-3 alongside Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem, Shehu Abdullahi, Joel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi and Elderson Echiejile.

Captain of the team

Line Up: ( 3-5-2 )

1. Francis Uzoho

2. Tyronne Ebuehi

3. John Ogu

4. William Troost-Ekong

5. Leon Balogun

6. Wilfred Ndidi

7. Alex Iwobi

8. Bryan Idowu

9. Odion Ighalo

10. Victor Moses

11.‎ Mikel Obi