1. They're called the "Super Eagles."
2. Their jerseys are green and white.
3. They've qualified for five of the last six World Cups, but have yet to make it very far.
4. And in 2010, they were briefly banned from world soccer.
5. However, they've started bouncing back in recent years, thanks in large part to Stephen Keshi, their coach.
6. Now, they're the reigning champions of African soccer.
7. And they have the best youth soccer team in the world.
8. One of their best players, Obafemi Martins, won't be playing in the Cup.
9. But some of their other most notable players—like Emmanuel Emenike, Victor Moses, and John Mikel Obi—will.
Emenike, a striker for Turkey's Fenerbahçe, was named Top Scorer in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and contributed four goals to Nigeria's victory. Moses, who plays mostly as a winger, is currently on loan to Liverpool from Chelsea, where he scored 10 goals in his first season. Obi, a midfielder for Chelsea, was one of the most sought-after players in Europe when he signed with Chelsea in 2005. Despite mixed reviews in recent years, he has continued to be considered one of Nigeria's star players and was team captain in the last World Cup.