Nigeria left back Bryan Idowu has spent the majority of his childhood in Russia.
The versatile Amkar Perm player who has accumulated six caps for his country is excited taking part at the FIFA World Cup 2018.
“Taking part in a World Cup in general is amazing. Taking part in a World Cup in Russia is like a bonus for me,” he said.
“All my friends are here and watching the matches.
Idowu is in contention to be a starter for Nigeria in a Group D cracker at the Volgograd Arena on Friday at 4pm.