New Stoke city signing, Oghenekaro Eteb has been handed a starting shirt as Nigeria take on Croatia in their first game of the world cup.
Etebo is picked ahead of the Super Eagles captain, Ogenyi nazi, following a fine performance by Etebo in midfield against England.
Coach Rohr has also kept faith in Shehu Abdullahi despite the recent impressive performances of Tyronne Ebuehi.
Meanhwile, Leon Balogun has shaken off a knock to be fit in time and features alongside Troost Ekong in the famed ‘Oyinbo wall’
Starting XI: Uzoho, Abdullahi, Ekong, Balogun, Idowu, Etebo, Ndidi, Mikel, Iwobi, Moses, Ighalo