Super Eagles have been rated the third worst team participating in the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup hosted by Russia.
The Super Eagles were rated 29th best out of the 32 teams participating in the tournament after the first round of games. This followed their 2-0 defeat to Croatia in their opening Group D fixture.
A British newspaper; Daily Telegraph, in an assessment of all the teams, Nigeria is said to be 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.
The assessment reads,
“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.