Iheanacho joins Alexis, Ozil, Bakayoko in Marca’s worst XI of 2018


Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho has been handed the ignominy of a place in a team of football flops in the year 2018 by Spain’s reputable football outlet Marca following FIFA’s Best XI announced on Monday during The Best Awards ceremony in London.The team also comprise of illustrious names like Wesley Sneijder who was a contender for the FIFA Best Player of 2010; Arsenal’s playmaker Mesut Ozil and Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez.

Iheanacho who scored the winning goal in Leicester’s 3-1 shootout penalties win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday night was part of Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup campaign in Russia where the Eagles crashed out in the group stages.

Iheanacho scored just three league goals in 21 matches in the 2017/2018 season and has had one thus far this season.

The former Manchester City star who was the Most Valuable Player at the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup when Nigeria won the cadet title for a fourth time was in action for the Super Eagles in Nigeria’s last 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles which the Eagles won 3-0.

France international of Ivorian descent, Tiemoue Bakayoko, also made the cut.

Marca’s Worst XI 2018: Karius, Lindelof, Bonucci, Howedes, Ganso, Bakayoko, Sneijder, Ozil, Alexis, Vietto, Iheanacho.

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