FIFA World Ranking: (as at June 6): 31st
Qualified: As African champions
Best Confederations Cup result: 4th place, 1995
Other major honours:
African champions: 1980, 1994, 2013
Runners-up: 1984, 1988, 1990, 2000
Coach: Stephen Keshi (appointed November 2011)
Prospects: Nigeria played some good football to win the African Nations Cup in South Africa in February under inspirational coach Stephen Keshi, their former national team captain.
They have a good blend of experienced players and some developing youngsters but a busy World Cup qualifying campaign, which includes a match against Namibia on June 12, could leave them a little weary for the Confederations Cup.
However weary or jet-lagged they may be, they should win their opening match against Tahiti in Belo Horizonte on June 17 before facing Uruguay and world champions Spain.