Super Eagles rated No 3 worst team in world cup after first group matches

Super Eagles rated No 3 worst team in world cup: Super Eagles of Nigeria has been rated third worst team in ongoing Russia 2018 world cup. Nigeria lost 2-0 to Croatia in the opening match in group B only rated ahead Saudi Arabia and Panama that lost 5 -0 and 3-0 respectively.

According to the British newspaper Daily Telegraph, which analysis the statistics of all the teams in first round of matches. rated Nigeria as only better than Saudi Arabia which lost the opening game of the competition 5-0 to host country Russia and debutants Panama who lost 3-0 to Belgium.

Super Eagles rated No 3 worst team in world cup

In analyzing the Super Eagle, the paper wrote; “A horrible performance from a group of players who didn’t seem to grasp quite how important their opening game at the World Cup was. Whether the manager’s fault or those in green shirts, there was no urgency, no great surge to try and rescue a point, an isolated striker and full-backs who weren’t allowed to get forward. Nigeria should be so much better than this.”

Spain and Portugal, who played out an enthralling 3-3 draw came in first and second while Mexico, which defeated reigning champions Germany were rated third.

Brazil, who were held by Switzerland and England, late 2-1 winners over Tunisia round up the top five in the ratings.

Nigeria will play their second game on Friday against Iceland at the Volgograd Arena. Only an outright win can keep the Super Eagles hopes of staying in the competition alive.



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