Chelsea duo and Newcastle man in Nigeria provisional World Cup squad

Victor Moses, John Obi Mikel and Shola Ameobi have all been given a place in the 30-man selection for next month’s tournament in Brazil.

After winning the African Cup of Nations in 2013, Nigeria will hope that they can make waves in the World Cup this summer.

The African nation have named a 30-man provisional squad for the competition in Brazil, with a number of Premier League players included.

Chelsea duo Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel have been named, while Newcastle’s Shola Ameobi is also in the contingent.

Moses, who has been on loan at Liverpool this season, played an important role in that African Cup of Nations success but has found opportunities to play at Anfield limited of late.

Mikel is one of the veterans of the squad, with coach Stephen Keshi sure to call on the Chelsea midfielder’s experience.

Finally, Ameobi has every chance of leading the line for the reigning African champions.

Peter Odemwingie is also included, but there is no place for Hull City’s Sone Aluko.

Nigeria are set to face Argentina, Bosnia and Iran in Brazil; here is the squad in full.

Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama, Austin Ejide, Chigozie Agbim, Daniel Akpeyi.

Defenders: Elderson Echiejile, Juwon Oshaniwa, Efe Ambrose, Godfrey Oboabona, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Kenneth Omeruo, Joseph Yobo, Kunle Odunlami.

Midfielders: John Obi Mikel, Ogenyi Onazi, Ramon Azeez, Ejike Uzoenyi, Sunday Mba, Reuben Gabriel, Nosa Igiebor, Joel Obi.

Strikers: Ahmed Musa, Shola Ameobi, Victor Moses, Emmanuel Emenike, Obinna Nsofor, Osaze Odemwingie, Michel Babatunde, Michael Uchebo, Nnamdi Oduamadi, Uche Nwofor

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