There is no arguing the fact that football is one of the most popular sports around the globe, with millions of people playing or cheering their favorite teams. There are millions and millions of soccer fans in Europe, the US, and of course – Africa.
The sheer amount of available soccer-themed products and activities you can put your hands on serves to prove how popular the sport is worldwide. From various computer games to online Vegas casino games and sports betting venues, every soccer fan can have fun with soccer-related activities if that’s what he desires to do.
Soccer is a big deal in various countries all around Africa, but not many countries can compete with Nigeria when it comes to the love for this competitive sport. Nigeria has a strong national team, one of the best in the entire continent, and that serves to show just how much energy, time, and effort the Nigerian people put into this kind of sport.
With the Nickname ‘Super Eagles’, Nigeria’s national team makes headlines all around the globe from time to time, and recently the name of the team came up when experts discussed the upcoming FIFA competitions in Russia.
If you are a big fan of soccer and you are interested in the upcoming FIFA games, it is time you take a look at the Nigerian team and find out how close the team is to winning the World Cup!
The Games and What They Mean
Soccer has a special spot in the hearts of the Nigerian people for various reasons. Not only does it provide them with an outstanding source of entertainment, it also opens up doors for players and businessmen alike.
Right now, the ‘Super Eagles’ are ranked 9th in Africa and 47th on the FIFA list. Although the team, and the entire Nigerian population, hoped for a better ranking – there is nothing wrong with those numbers. It is a known fact that the FIFA ranking system is somewhat flawed, and although the ranking is not fair – there is no use crying over spilled milk.
In fact, the team should feel proud that they qualify to participate in the 2018 FIFA tournament in Moscow, no matter what their ranking might be. They can prove their own worth once the competition begins.
Apart from proving to the world how serious Nigeria is when it comes to competitive sports, the upcoming games also means great things for the Nigerian market and economic state.
Can you imagine how many people are going to watch the games? We are talking about millions of people all around the globe. All this exposure can mean one thing – advertising! Clothing companies and other types of major businesses in Nigeria fight for the chance to promote their product in the games. Whether by sponsoring the teams’ uniform or striking some kind of deal with the football association – companies have a chance to advertise their product on an international platform.
That is a rare opportunity for the Nigerian market, and it should not be taken for g ranted. Even if the team doesn’t win, the dedicated soccer players did something magnificent: they put Nigeria on the map.
Only time will tell how the games will affect the Nigerian people, but hopefully it will be for the better!
There is no wonder why soccer is so popular around the globe. It is exciting, unexpected, and it has the ability to bring people together, which is a rare thing indeed. If you are a fan of the game, you probably keep track of all the current stats, and you are not alone in this!
The FIFA games always manage to catch the attention of people all around the globe, and it is a great time for teams from all over to try and prove how good they are.
Later this year, many people are going to cheer for the Nigerian ‘Super Eagles’ in the Moscow games. Are you one of them?