Nigeria's World Cup jersey sells out after three million pre-orders, and we can see why 3 years ago

Nigeria's World Cup jersey sells out after three million pre-orders, and we can see why

And we thought Irish fans went crazy whenever we reached a World Cup...

Nigeria have been lumped into a World Cup group with Iceland, Croatia and Argentina but that has not dampened their spirits one bit.

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'The Super Eagles' are weeks away from the footy extravaganza in Russia and have been getting prepped in their own, laid-back way.

Nigeria's squad contains several Premier League stars, such as Alex Iwobi [Arsenal], Victor Moses [Chelsea], Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi [Leicester City], and are captained by former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel.

They may be cup outsiders, due to the difficulty of their group, but they are travelling to Russia in style.

The team will be kitted out by Nike for the tournament and their flashy, green gear has gone down a treat. The bold design and World Cup fever have combined to record numbers of football fans looking for the jersey.

According to the Nigeria Football Federation, there have been three million pre-orders for the team's replica shirts. Nigeria's home and away jerseys - retailing at just under £65 - sold out not long after being released on the Nike website and there have been queues outside stores that have stocked the kit.

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Looking at a few of the kit release promo pictures, we can see why some folk would be willing to part ways with their hard-earned for a jersey or two:

It's like a throwback to some glorious Arsenal gear from the 1990s.

Nigeria will wear the light green home jersey when they take on Gareth Southgate's England in a World Cup warm-up game on Saturday evening.

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