Super Eagles Line Up For Croatia Tie, Etebo In, Onazi Benched, Shehu Starts

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Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr will line up his team in his trusted 4-2-3-1 formation for today’s clash, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.

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As expected the coach selected Francis Odinaka Uzoho to start in goal with a back four of Shehu Abdullahi, Bryan Idowu and William Troost-Ekong ahead of him as they await a final test on Leon Balogun,

Balogun will undergo a late fitness test and if he fails to prove his fitness despite returning to training yesterday, Kenneth Omeruo will take his spot in the starting line up.

Newly signed on Stoke City forward Oghenekaro Etebo starts ahead of vice captain Ogenyi Onazi while Shehu Abdullahi was selected to start ahead of Tyronne Ebuehi. Bryan Idowu will man the left back spot of the team.

Barring any last minute change in decision Alex Iwobi, Victor Moses and Odion Ighalo will lead the line for Nigeria with Wilfred Ndidi and captain John Obi Mikel completing the line up.

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Starting XI- Uzoho, Shehu, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo, Idowu; Ndidi, Mikel, Etebo; Iwobi, Moses, Ighalo