Confederations Cup - Confederations Cup factbox on Nigeria

Factbox on the Nigeria team before the start of the Confederations Cup in Brazil from June 15-30.

Confederations Cup - Confederations Cup factbox on Nigeria

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SOUTH AFRICA, Durban : Nigeria's forward Ahmed Musa (up) celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2013 African Cup of Nations semi-final football match Mali vs Nigeria on February 6, 2013 in Durban. AFP PHOTO

FIFA World Ranking: (as at June 6): 31st

Qualified: As African champions

Best Confederations Cup result: 4th place, 1995

Other major honours:

African champions: 1980, 1994, 2013

Runners-up: 1984, 1988, 1990, 2000

Coach: Stephen Keshi (appointed November 2011)

Prospects: Nigeria played some good football to win the African Nations Cup in South Africa in February under inspirational coach Stephen Keshi, their former national team captain.

They have a good blend of experienced players and some developing youngsters but a busy World Cup qualifying campaign, which includes a match against Namibia on June 12, could leave them a little weary for the Confederations Cup.

However weary or jet-lagged they may be, they should win their opening match against Tahiti in Belo Horizonte on June 17 before facing Uruguay and world champions Spain.

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