NIGERIA’S SUPER EAGLES ARE THE YOUNGEST TEAM AT THE WORLD CUP

Nigeria’s Super Eagles were the youngest side fielded for World Cup qualification according to a new research.The CIES Football Observatory and FIFA joined forces to analyse the profiles of the players who were fielded by the 32 qualified teams on the road to Russia.

According to their report, Nigeria fielded the youngest players (with an average age of 24.9 years) in the qualifiers, followed by title-holders Germany (25.7) and England (25.9), at the opposite end of the spectrum were two newcomers Panama (29.4 years) and Iceland (29.0), as well as 2014 FIFA World Cup quarter-finalists Costa Rica (29.0)

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