Why hundreds queued in London for Nigeria's World Cup kit

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According to news reports, three million replica shirts of Nigeria's World Cup kit have been pre-ordered.

In addition to the home and away kits, the collection included a bucket hat, bumbag, tracksuit and drawstring backpack.

The striped jersey and the training kit are now unavailable to buy on the Nike website.

Queues around the block were seen at the Nike Store in central London and around the world.

Nigerians in the United Kingdom (UK) and fans of the Super Eagles across the world were left frustrated when the retro-themed kit, voted the 'best World Cup jersey in a Sky Sports poll, seemed to have sold out a few hours after its official release.

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The home kit is reminiscent the famous '94 strip (which was also the first year Nigeria qualified for the World Cup) and overall, the kit is bound to be one of the most eye-catching at this summer's tournament.

The kit went on sale in Nigeria on May 29 and hit the stores in other countries on June 1.

She calls herself a true fan of the Nigerian team but says she was let down by the lack of kits and jerseys for women and children. They also claimed there are now no plans to restock the collection, which will only make the much-sought-after pieces all the more valuable.

The shirts, modelled by Arsenal's Alex Iwobi and Leicester's Wilfred Ndidi, will be worn for the first time when Nigeria take on England in warm-up game at Wembley on Saturday. Some of our favourite celebrities including Tiwa Savage, Tobi Bakre, Noble Igwe, Adesua Etomi and Ebuka were spotted wearing their piece of World Cup history.

With Premier League stars such as Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Victor Moses, most of the Nigerian fans said they hoped to progress from their hard group in Russian Federation which includes Argentina, Croatia and Iceland.

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