Alex Iwobi: Nigeria
It was expectedIwobi would represent England after playing in all youth competiton, but he chose to represent his native country Nigeria. Iwobi’s decision may turn fruitful as he will be Nigeria’s star man up front after becoming a fan favourite at the Emirates Stadium. Iwobi is a lightning quick forward able to play on the wings and as a lone striker as well. Blessed with technique and Nigerian power, Iwobi can prove to be devastating and help Nigeria reach the knockout stages with ease.
Nigeria is capable of causing an upset in a group where they will face Argentina, Croatia, and Iceland. Players like Ahmed Musa, Mikel, and Victor Moses will be key to Nigeria’s success as well. However, being the cousin of JayJayOkocha, Iwobi would be their talisman at a tender age of 22, and could outshine other prodigal sons.