Nigeria’s Super Eagles are the 16th most valuable team among the 32 countries taking part in this year’s World Cup in Brazil, according to a report.
With an insurable value of £143.1m, the average value of an Eagle is £6.2 m. Nigeria is third among African countries, behind Cameroon (11th with £195.8m) and Ghana (14th with £158.5m). Ivory Coast, with the likes of Yaya Toure and Didier Drogba, are 18th with an insurable value of £132m while Algeria, the fifth African country at the mundial, are 28th with £49.4m.
The list, released by Lloyd’s and the Centre for Economics and Business Research, sees Germany top with £641.2m, Spain second with £590.1m and England are third with 550.1m. Hosts Brazil are fourth with £448.3m.