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AS Roma adopt Nigeria in Russia 2018 World Cup since Italy won’t be there

When your country is not going to the World Cup, you simply look for a country to support. Italian Serie A side, AS Roma has just done that. The club has announced its intention to support Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The club had posted news of the Super Eagles squad on Twitter and President Muhammadu Buhari’s mew media assistant, Bashir Ahmad, thanked the club. And in response, the club disclosed it has adopted Nigeria.

It tweeted: “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.”

Roma have two Nigerians on their list, Nura Abdullahi and Umar Sadiq – neither of whom were however shortlisted in the 30 man provisinal Super Eagles’ team list.

Abdullahi spent last season on loan at Italian rivals Perugia while Sadiq was at Dutch side NAC Breda.

Nigeria have been drawn in Group D at the World Cup and will play Argentina, Iceland and Croatia.

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