John Obi Mikel may have been named the Man of the Match by FIFA in the Nigeria versus Iran encounter, but Kenneth Omeruo was named in the Premiership stars that shone the brightest after the first set of matches were played at the World Cup.
The team, which was picked by whoscored.com, from the Opta Index scores of each player, showed that Omeruo had a score of 7.60, to earn him a place among the top defenders at the Mundial after the opening game.
The other defenders are Debuchy, Cameron and Evra, with Tim Howard in goal.
The midfielders are Oscar, S.Y. Ki, Fellaini and Hazard, while the attack has Robin van Persie and Campbell.
The ratings confirmed the observation of many Nigerians that Omeruo played a near-perfect game in defence for the Eagles.