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CIES Observatory Rules Nigeria Out Of World Cup Title, Tips Spain; Pinnick Disagrees

CIES Observatory Rules Nigeria Out Of World Cup Title, Tips Spain; Pinnick Disagrees

By Dare Esan:
Reputable research group CIES Football Observatory has emphatically ruled Nigeria’s Super Eagles out of contention for the Russia 2018 World Cup trophy, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
In the group’s weekly post (issue number 225), Nigeria are ranked the 22nd best out of the 32 teams that will be at the tournament whick kicks off on June 14.
The reserach group’s study looked at the number of matches players used in the 2018 World Cup qualification stage were involved in at domestic league level since July 2017 and the profile of clubs that they featured for before arriving at the decision that ranks Spain as the favourite for the title.
Nigeria’s Group D foes at the World Cup in Russia, Argentina and Croatia, are ranked seventh and eighth respectively in the table with Iceland coming in as 23rd best behind Nigeria.
Among the five African countries that will participate in the mundial, the Super Eagles are ranked the third best behind Sadio Mane’s Senegal, who are ranked the most likely African nation to spring a surprise and Morocco.
Mohammed Salah’s Egypt are the least ranked outsiders among the Africn nations behind Tunisia.
Meanwhile Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick, insists Nigeria are capable of springing that surprise in Russia by going all the way to the final to win the trophy.
“Again, people say why do I say that Nigeria can win the World Cup. If you have a child, what do you wish for the child- for him to be the best and nothing else. And if you have a younger brother, what do you pray for him to achieve? To be better than you. So, I don’t have any regret saying that Nigeria can win the World Cup,” Pinnick said.

COMMENTS

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  • Bomboy 7 months ago

    Thank you Mr. Pinnick. I am with you on this.

  • OJO S.O 7 months ago

    WE SHALL SHOCKED WORLD IJN.I SUPPORT MR NFF PRESIDENT

  • I thought the provisional list will be out today May 1st according to previous reports by CSN. What is delaying the list from been released today? Where is the list? I’ve been searching every nooks and corners of every sports site I’m yet to sniff the list oooo!

    • My joy now is that we have two psychological and mental movers; PINNICK and Rohr. It takes a strong mental balance to win a battle, fierce sound of battle guns immaterial. We have come this far never to respect opponents but to do what we have not done before. The God that saw us to qualification where book makers wrote us off, we retired African no.1 FIFA rated team Algeria, silenced our long foe Cameroun, got a win at the backyard of the strong Zambia opposition and introduced our new squad to Argentina, will see us till we win this world cup for Africa.

  • D list will be out in 13days time according to the latest update from csn

  • Tgrace 7 months ago

    Sir. Pinnick I love your insight for posssitivity, your positive mind set alone will make Nigeria disgrace this’d inhuman analysis that writes us off even before the names of our players are out for the mundial. pls where is the source of this people are the spiritist using their knowledge to throw out Nigeria in the group stage, surely your disgrace awaits you. Giving Nigeria below average is too poor. Surely Nigeria and the Africa’s representatives will surely surprise you. 4/5 teams in African countries will come out of the group stage note this

  • Sa Dave 7 months ago

    hmm.. i love this, when people wrote up off we qualified from the group of dead that consist of cameroon, zambia & algeria.. am still sensing that same feet, cus when people wrote up off we usually spring surprises!
    with determination, hardwork and teamwork nothing is stopping us from lifting the trophy called ‘the worldcup’.
    #Peace&Harmony.

  • Jordanite 7 months ago

    I salute Mr Pinick for being positive and keeping faith on our eagles. I strongly agree with you, this time around with the right mobilization done on time and considering the group we qualified from tells me that the eagles will Sturm the group. We will surprise the world for real. Up super eagles

  • Amedu joseph j 7 months ago

    They have gathered to ruled Nigeria out,but i believe in my country Nigeria we would shake the world,i have always believed in one thing…90 minutes plus extra time is what,and when the referees blow their whistle that what count,not what they are saying…Please,if you are from :Argentina,Iceland,Croatia,etc,focus on your own,and allow we Nigerians to focus on our own(WATCH OUT THE MIRACLES OF 1996,WILL STILL REPEAT ITSELF.WE BELIEVED IN OUR TEAM AND WE LOVE AND CHERISH OUR TEAM.You guys are preparing likewise we,So please allow the sleeping dog to lay down quietly .And Don’t write us off.NIGERIA WILL WIN THE WORLD CUP 4 KEEP..IS NIGERIA NOW OR NEVER.

  • Bekee 7 months ago

    CIES might be right in their permutation as it is based on statistics but the Eagles I know will rubbish all that in Russia unless they chose to fail.

  • To me it is a tactics to weak the moral of Nigeria players.therefore, i implore the super eagle players not to succumb to this comment and reorganise themselve.

  • Omo9ja 7 months ago

    For me, I think it is very good for our doubting thomas to believe and have it at back of their minds that Nigeria won’t make it in this world cup but for us as a nation, it is a huge advantage for our darling team to soar higher than their expectations. The same thing happened during the world cup qualifiers, in the end Super Eagles top the group. Meanwhile, we are rated very low now. They should keep doing the talking which will helping the team to work extra hard to justify their qualification. Eagles need it. Super Eagles will surprise them all in Russia. May Allah leads us through. Ameen. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Omo9ja 7 months ago

    For me, I think it is very good for our doubting thomas to believe and have it at the back of their minds that Nigeria won’t make it in this world cup but for us as a nation, it is a huge advantage for our darling team to soar higher than their expectations. The same thing happened during the world cup qualifiers, in the end Super Eagles top the group. Meanwhile, we are rated very low now. They should keep doing the talking which will helping the team to work extra hard to justify their qualification. Eagles need it. Super Eagles will surprise them all in Russia. May Allah leads us through. Ameen. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Our leaders have spoken. Amaju and Rohr have been unequivocal that we will lift this WC. Allow me to say that Hon Amaju is the first president of the NFF that has taken a firm stand on improving the lot of Nigerian football. His positive contribution will go down in history for posterity. By taking a bold stand against sending a team to the WC just for the sake of participation, he has established a commendable tradition that will certainly galvanize us to victory. The players know what Nigerians expect. Not to condemn the past NFF presidents and board members, but if they had been proactive and guided their administration toward success, we would have been faring better at the world stage now. It takes a visionary leader to encourage his team psychologically and materially for positive change. We are blessed with such a leader in the person of Amaju. Yes, the SuperEagles can, and will cause a grand upset in Russia 2018. We will win the World Cup.

  • Mr Pinnick, like your perspective and support your motion concerning this issue.
    It is good we are being rated lower, that is how Nigeria can pool a surprise to the world in Russia.
    I pray God will make this happen.