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Everton's Anichebe cut from Nigeria's World Cup squad

Everton striker Victor Anichebe has been omitted from Nigeria's final squad for the World Cup.

The 22-year old, along with Real Zaragoza's Ike Uche were the most notable names that missed out for the Super Eagles who are being guided by Swedish manager Lars Lagerback.

Despite missing the end of the season for Chelsea with a knee injury, John Obi Mikel was included in the final 23.

23-man Nigeria squad for 2010 World Cup


Vincent Enyeama (Hapoel Tel Aviv) Dele Aiyenugba (Bnei Yehuda) Austin Ejide (Hapoel Petach Tikvah)


Taye Taiwo (Marseille) Elderson Echiejile (Rennes) Chidi Odiah (CSKA Moscow) Joseph Yobo (Everton) Ayodele Adeleye (Sparta Rotterdam) Rabiu Afolabi (Salzburg) Danny Shittu (Bolton)


Kalu Uche (Almeria) Dickson Etuhu (Fulham) John Mikel Obi (Chelsea) Sani Kaita (Alaniya) Haruna Lukman (Monaco) Yusuf Ayila (Dynamo Kiev)


Yakubu Aiyegbeni (Everton) Nwankwo Kanu (Portsmouth) Obafemi Martins (Wolfsburg) John Utaka (Portsmouth) Victor Obinna Nsofor (Malaga) Osaze Odemwingie (Lokomotiv Moscow) Chinedu Ogbuke Obasi (Hoffenheim)

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