Super Eagles Head Coach Gernot Rohr will most likely adopt a3-5-2 and a 4-3-3 formation when his side take on Croatia at the 2018 World Cup.
Nigeria will take on the Europeans in their first game of the competition on Saturday with the German coach trying out the two formations in training.
However, source close to the team was quoted by Complete Sports Nigeria as saying that Rohr prefers the 3-5-2 formation as it gives room for more solidity at the back.
During the team’s trainings, Hapoel Beer-Sheva midfielder John Ogu has been deployed as one of the three defenders alongside William Troost-Ekong and Leon Balogun in a 3-5-2 formation.
And in midfield, Wilfred Ndidi, Mikel Obi and Alex Iwobi were flanked by wing-backs Tyronne Ebuehi and Bryan Idowu.
Victor Moses played off Odion Ighalo in attack.
“He (Rohr) has been trying out several systems in training but we don’t know which one he will settle for,” the camp source said.
“But he has laid more emphasis on it (3-5-2) so well. But its either the 3-5-2 or he reverts to a 4-3-3.”
The West Africans are in Group D of the World Cup with Argentina, Iceland and Croatia.