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Fulham’s Alex Iwobi Set to Retire From Nigerian National Team

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Fulham's Alex Iwobi Set To Retire From Nigerian National Team

Fulham midfielder Alex Iwobi is reportedly on the brink of announcing his retirement from international football with the Nigerian national team, the Super Eagles.

The decision comes following Nigeria‘s 1-2 defeat to Cote d'Ivoire in the Africa Cup of Nations final, where Iwobi was substituted for Alhassan Yusuf during the game.

Despite earning 76 caps for Nigeria since his debut in 2015 and participating in multiple AFCON and World Cup tournaments, Iwobi has faced criticism for his recent performances on the field.

Throughout the tournament, the 27-year-old midfielder has been under scrutiny for his below-par displays, prompting speculation about his future with the national team.

Iwobi has taken a significant step towards retirement by deleting all posts and pictures related to the Super Eagles from his Instagram account, signaling a potential exit from international football.

Top officials from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are currently in talks with Iwobi to persuade him to reconsider his decision, with plans to involve his uncle, former Nigerian footballer Austine Okocha, in the discussions.

Rachel Adams

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