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Nigeria


Federation founded: 1945
FIFA member since: 1959
Confederation: CAF
Colours: Green and white
Nickname: The Super Eagles
World Cups qualified for: 5 (of 20)
Best results: Round of 16 in 1994, 1998, 2014

WORLD CUP RANKING
P 18 W 5 D 3 L 10 GF 20 GA 26 Pts 18
Nigeria are 32nd on the all-time table.

WORLD CUP SUMMARY
1962 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1966 Did not enter
1970 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1974 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1978 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1982 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1986 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1990 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1994 Round of 16 9 Squad Qualifiers
1998 Round of 16 12 Squad Qualifiers
2002 First round 27 Squad Qualifiers
2006 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2010 First round 27 Squad Qualifiers
2014 Round of 16 16 Squad Qualifiers
* Nigeria entered first time for the 1962 World Cup.

TEAM RECORDS
Champions -
Finalists -
Semifinalists (or top 4) -
Quarterfinalists (or top 8) -
Biggest win 3-0 vs Bulgaria 1994
Biggest loss 1-4 vs Denmark 1998
Most wins in a row 2
Most losses in a row 4
Longest unbeaten run 3
Longest run without win 9
Longest run qualifying 3 (1994-02)
Longest run not qualifying 8 (1962-90)
Penalty shoot-outs -
NGR vs Europe W5 - D1 - L5
NGR vs South America W0 - D0 - L5
NGR vs Asia W0 - D2 - L0

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
Joseph Yobo 10 2002-14
Augustine Okocha 9 1994-02
Vincent Enyeama 8 2002-14
Peter Rufai 8 1994-98
Finidi George 8 1994-98
Sunday Oliseh 8 1994-98
Rashidi Yekini 8 1994-98

MOST WORLD CUP GOALS
Daniel Amokachi 2 1994-98
Emmanuel Amunike 2 1994
Ahmed Musa 2 2014
Kalu Uche 2 2010


 

YEAR RD OPPONENTS RESULT 1994 1R Bulgaria W 3-0 1R Argentina L 1-2 1R Greece W 2-0 2R Italy [aet] L 1-2 1998 1R Spain W 3-2 1R Bulgaria W 1-0 1R Paraguay L 1-3 2R Denmark L 1-4 2002 1R Argentina L 0-1 1R Sweden L 1-2 1R England D 0-0 2010 1R Argentina L 0-1 1R Greece L 1-2 1R South Korea D 2-2 2014 1R Iran D 0-0 1R Bosnia-Herzegovina W 1-0 1R Argentina L 2-3 2R France L 0-2



 

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