Gernot Rohr has stuck with the quartet of Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Dele Ajiboye, Daniel Akpeyi and youngster Francis Uzoho in the goalkeeping department.
Skipper John Obi Mikel leads the midfield, which has also Wilfred Ndidi, Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu, Mikel Agu, Ogenekaro Etebo, Uche Agbo and Joel Obi.
"The list is well balanced".
The Eagles star who broke into the team immediately after Nigeria's third win of the African Nations Cup in the late Stephen Keshi era in 2013, was among the eight midfielders called up by the Franco-German tactician to fight for shirts as he seeks to further prune the list to a final 23 for the Mundial.
"If you look at Victor Moses in training, you won't play him".
The recall of Efe Ambrose from the Scottish League and Junior Lokossa who is being given a chance, is also good, " he said.
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On the team's preparation, Izilien said it had been exceptional and methodical. It is a wonderful privilege for me to make the [World Cup] list. He has a team he can work with, young and talented.
"I don't know why they didn't put him there". We did not miss out any player that is in form but omitted from the list. "Yes, I believe we are going to do very well at the World Cup because we have the right caliber of players for the tournament", Kanu said.
"I am ready to take this great opportunity and do my very best to justify my inclusion". The team's responsibility is just to play football.
"A lot of events are usually lined up immediately after the World Cup and we all agree that it is best to work things out now".
"From goalkeepers to the attackers, they are well balanced and they have played together for a while now, only that the strikers need to have some hunger in them so as to outscore our opponents, " he said.