Russia2018: Do You Know Nigeria Has Youngest Squad At The World Cup?
Nigeria will be playing at the 2018 World cup with the youngest squad.
Bounce News brings to you the top 5 teams that have selected very agile boys to represent them at the biggest football event in the world.
1. Serbia- Average Age: 26.8 years
Serbia is experiencing a ‘change of guards’ with the likes of Nemanja Vidic and Branislav Ivanovic, slowly being phased out of the team.
The new generation of players in the Serbian squad represent one of the youngest players in Russia.
4. Tunisia- Average Age: 26.5 years
Tunisia, is not the first African country that pops up in the minds of football fans when African countries going to the World Cup are mentioned.
Their neigbours, and rivals, Egypt and Mohamed Salah have received the most headlines in north Africa.
However, The Eagles of Carthage in recent friendly matches have shown that they can hold their own, after drawing 2-2 with Portugal and Turkey, while losing to Spain 1-0 in another match.
This shows that there will be a lot expected from this team which has the fourth youngest squad in the tournament, with an average age of 26.5 years.
3. England-Average Age: 26 years
England midfielders and attackers have one thing going for them. They have pace.
This could be due to the young and skillful players who have been injected into the Three Lions squad, with an average age of 26 years.
This will certainly make Gareth Southgate’s team a threat to their opponents going forward.
4.France-Average Age: 26 years
Like many European nations, France is transiting.
This means that coach Didier Deschamps chose the second youngest squad to Russia with an average age of 26 years.
The team is unpredictable. They beat Italy 3-1 a few weeks ago but struggled to get a draw against the USA at Lyon.
The likes of Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele will need to deliver against Denmark, Peru, and Australia in their group C encounters.
5. Nigeria-Average Age: 25.9years
The Green and White Feathered team are at the World Cup with the youngest squad with an average age of 25.9 years.
The current Super Eagles side are filled with a lot of young faces, with captain, John Mikel Obi being the most capped player.
Gernot Rohr has his work cut out.
The German coach has to beat these youngsters into a malleable team that will survive a group that has Argentina, Croatia and surprise team Iceland, after losing their last two friendlies to England and Czech Republic.