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2018 World Cup: Okocha named in FIFA legends squad to face Russia

Former captain of the Nigerian national team, Austin Okocha has been named in the FIFA Legends squad that will face the Russian National Team Legends.

The match is an exhibition match at the Football Park in Kaliningrad on Sunday, June 3.

Names in the FIFA legends squad include: ex-goalkeeper of Switzerland, Pascal Zuberbühler, ex-England defender, Wes Brown, Cafu, former Croatian midfielder, Niko Kranjčar, and ex-Portugal striker, Nuno Gomes.

The Kaliningrad Stadium will host the Swiss, Croatian, English and Nigerian teams during the 2018 World Cup.

The Russia Legends will be represented by ex-players of the national team: goalkeeper Ruslan Nigmatullin, defender Dmitri Sennikov, midfielders Alexander Mostovoi, Alexei Smertin and Andrei Tikhonov, striker Alexander Panov.

Austin Jay Jay Okocha featured in Nigeria’s three World Cups teams of 1994, 1998 and 2002.

Okocha was in Russia a year ago for the opening of the Confederations Cup Park in Kazan.

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