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Nigeria World Cup 2018 kit: Home Nike shirt sold out in minutes as fans queue around the block

The Nike website is showing the home, away and training kits are all sold out

Saturday 02 June 2018 10:46 BST
2018 Russia World Cup in numbers

The new Nigeria home kit to be worn at the World Cup 2018 in Russia was sold out minutes after its release on Friday morning as hundreds of fans queued outside London’s NikeTown store in Oxford Street.

The kit, modelled by Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi amongst others, has been hailed as the best kit of all of those to be seen in Russia this summer, with Nike having to push the release date back earlier this week due to such high demand.

Nike had already received three million pre-order for the shirt before it officially went on sale on Friday.

And the demand is so high that the kit sold out in minutes and is now unavailable to buy on the Nike website.

The away kit is also now sold out, along with the training kit, which has a similar design to the home kit, two different types of training jackets and floral joggers.

The shirt alone is priced by Nike at £64.95 and will likely be seen for the first time in action on Saturday evening when Nigeria face England at Wembley in the first of their World Cup qualifiers.

The kit was deliberately one of the last released for the World Cup, with the Nigeria Football Federation attempting to avoid the spread of fake replicas throughout the country.

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