Nigeria May Adopt 3-5-2 Formation At Russia 2018


Nigeria could revert to a 3-5-2 formation for the World Cup, following its success in the second half of last weekend’s friendly away to England.

Though the Super Eagles lost 2-1, they played better in the second half with the new formation and did not concede another goal, such that it could make the team’s gaffer, Gernot Rohr consider switching to the formation at the World Cup.

Nigeria were a lot better in the second half after switching to the above mentioned formation in the second half to curb the way England dominated the first half when they were lined up in 4-2-3-1 formation.

Since taking over as coach of the Eagles’ reins, Rohr has favoured 4-2-3-1, but the successful 3-5-2 formation against Argentina last year and on Saturday against England is showing signs that Nigeria will line up in same way at Russia 2018.

Rohr gave this hint while speaking on the impressive second half display of the Super Eagles against England and the lessons learnt as they continue their preparations for the World Cup.

“The most positive is the second half because the team did well, we scored a very nice goal immediately and this organisation (3-5-2) gave us a lot of satisfaction.

“I now have other possibilities tactically and the players who came in did very well especially in midfield, we played football like we want to play,” Rohr declared.


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