Super Eagles trio Wilfred Ndidi, Kenneth Omeruo and Oghenekaro Etebo have been included in the best rated XI of players to have been eliminated from the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia.
The Eagles stars are joined on the list by notable names like Germany’s Mats Hummels and Jonas Hector, Serbia defender Branislav Ivanovic and Son Heung -Min of South Korea in the XI selected by authoritative football analysis and statistics website Whoscored.com.
Centre-back Kenneth Omeruo featured in two of Nigeria’s three games in the competition. He provided the assist for Ahmed Musa’s second goal in the 2-0 win against Iceland and was a steadying influence on the team.
Etebo, who signed for Stoke City prior to the start of the competition made a huge impact for the Super Eagles in Russia, completing all but one of his 17 attempted dribbles and made a combined total of 14 tackles and interceptions.
Only Lionel Messi and Neymar completed more dribbles than Etebo during the first round of games.
Etebo’s midfield partner Wilfred Ndidi makes the cut with a hugely impressive showing for the Super Eagles.
The 21-year-old made more tackles (15) and interceptions (12) than any other player in the group stages of the World Cup as he showcased his quality on the world stage.