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Simon: I Want To Play At 2026 World Cup

Simon: I Want To Play At 2026 World Cup

Moses Simon has expressed his desire to play for Nigeria at the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Simon missed out on the 2018 World Cup through injury and Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2022 edition.

The Super Eagles have started their qualifying campaign for the 2026 World Cup on shaky note with two draws against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

The Nantes winger however hopes he will get the chance to finally play at the mundial.

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“In 2018, at first, I felt really sad. I played all the qualification games, I started and I finished [the matches]. But in the end, I didn’t go to the World Cup,” Simon told FIFA.com.

“It’s something I would not wish on my worst enemy. I was really devastated. But not any more. Now, I just think: ‘OK, I thank God for everything because I know that it’s for a reason.’

“It [not going to the 2018 World Cup and or qualifying for Qatar 2022] motivated me to keep working hard. I want to play in the next World Cup, it’s a dream. I just need to do my best, push and work hard. If the coach calls me, good. If he doesn’t and calls up someone else, I will be happy to support them.”

The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be hosted by Canada, Mexico and United States of America.


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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 1
  • TALK UR OWN 4 months ago

    YOU PEOPLE DOES NOT DESERVE TO BE IN WORLD CUP BECAUSE ALL OF YOU (except Osinhen) ARE NOT SERIOUS.
    IN THE LAST FIRST LEG OF WORLD CUP QUALIFY IN GHANA, IT IS DUE TO YOUR SELFISH INTEREST TO SCORE THAT MAKE NIGERIA NOT TO WIN THE MATCH WHICH ALSO CONTRIBUTED TO FAILURE TO QUALIFY

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