AS Roma to support Super Eagles at the World Cup

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Italian football giants AS Roma will be backing Nigeria’s Super Eagles when the World Cup starts on June 15 in Russia.

“Good luck to the squad at the @FIFAWorldCup in Russia,” the club said on its English Twitter page during the week.

“Italy won’t be there, so #ASRoma will be supporting our own players and the #SuperEagles – #ForzaSuperEagles.”

The Italian club which was knocked out of the UEFA Champions League in the semis by Liverpool have two Nigerian players on their payroll.

The #SuperEagles have announced a provisional 30-man squad for the @FIFAWorldCup – with 7 players due to be cut before the final list is submitted.

Stay tuned for more updates from the @NGSuperEagles camp ahead of our opening match against Croatia on June 16.#ForzaSuperEagles pic.twitter.com/N2GhcZ8Kd8

— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) May 17, 2018

Thanks you @BashirAhmaad – good luck to the squad at the @FIFAWorldCup in Russia. Italy won’t be there, so #ASRoma will be supporting our own players and the #SuperEagles 🇳🇬#ForzaSuperEagles https://t.co/YM97D7lqn0

— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) May 17, 2018

However, both Nura Abdullahi and Umar Sadiq will not be featuring for the Super Eagles at the Mundial.

Roma’s romance with Nigeria is not limited to the coming World Cup: the club also put up a nostalgic post about Nigeria’s Dream Team successful campaign at the Olympics in Atlanta in 1996. It also tweeted the position of the Super Eagles on the latest FIFA ranking, accompanying the message with a picture of Nigerian football fans.

Looking back at the history of the glorious #SuperEagles… just how 🔥 was this kit, worn on the way to Olympic gold in the United States in 1996?

🇮🇹#ForzaSuperEagles 🇳🇬pic.twitter.com/bBU93GQOEX

— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) May 18, 2018

The latest FIFA rankings have been released in Zurich today and the #SuperEagles are unchanged in 47th position. #ForzaSuperEagles pic.twitter.com/NsTVMey4qT

— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) May 17, 2018