Nigeria

Nigeria

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World Cup 2014 Nigeria National Team

  • FIFA country code: NGA
  • FIFA member since: 1960
  • Confederation: CAF
  • Confederation member since: 1959
  • Sub confederation: WAFU
  • Association: Nigeria Football Federation
  • Association founded: 1945
  • Most caps: Joseph Yobo (+95 and still counting)
  • Top scorer: Rashidi Yekini (37)
  • 1st World Cup match win: 3-0 Bulgaria in USA ’94
  • 1st World Cup goal scorer: Rashidi Yekini (1994)
  • World Cup top scorer: Daniel Amokachi, Emmanuel Amuneke, Kalu Uche (2)

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World Cup 2014 Nigeria National Team

World Cup 2014 Nigeria Schedule Group F

Match
Date
Time
City
Country
Results
Country
11 15/06 19:00 Rio De Janeiro World Cup Brazil 2014 Argentina team Argentina Bosnia-Herzegovina
12 16/06 16:00 Curitiba Iran Nigeria World Cup Brazil 2014 Nigeria team
27 21/06 13:00 Belo Horizonte World Cup Brazil 2014 Argentina team Argentina Iran
28 21/06 18:00 Cuiabá World Cup Brazil 2014 Nigeria team Nigeria Bosnia-Herzegovina
43 25/06 13:00 Porto Alegre World Cup Brazil 2014 Nigeria team Nigeria Argentina World Cup Brazil 2014 Argentina team
44 25/06 13:00 Salvador Bosnia-Herzegovina Iran

Nigeria is the 22nd country to have qualified for the World Cup Brazil on the 16th of November 2013. Nigeria was 1 of the 10 CAF countries to play the continental play-offs. Their opponent was Ethiopia which never played in a World Cup before. The World Cup 2014 Nigeria national team however, crushed their dream by winning the first match with 2-1 and the 2nd match with 2-0. Emmanuel Emenike scored both goals in the first match and both Victor Moses and Victor Obinna scored in the 2nd match. Nigeria qualified since the aggregate score was 1-4, and will play their 5th World Cup in Brazil.

 

Team
MP
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
World Cup Brazil 2014 Argentina team Argentina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iran
World Cup Brazil 2014 Nigeria team Nigeria

 

World Cup 2014 Nigeria Players

The 23 players who have been selected for the World Cup 2014 Nigeria national team are:

Goalkeepers
Defenders
Midfielders
Forwards
Vincent Enyeama
Austin Ejide
Chigozie Agbim
Elderson Echiéjilé
Efe Ambrose
Godfrey Oboabona
Azubuike Egwuekwe
Kenneth Omeruo
Juwon Oshaniwa
Joseph Yobo
Kunle Odunlami
John Obi Mikel
Ogenyi Onazi
Ramon Azeez
Reuben Gabriel
Michael Uchebo
Ahmed Musa
Shola Ameobi
Victor Moses
Emmanuel Emenike
Peter Odemwingie
Michel Babatunde
Uche Nwofor

Head Coach: Stephen Keshi (Nigerian)
Captain: Vincent Enyeama

World Cup 2014 Nigeria National Team Jerseys

Nigeria home and away jerseys by Adidas

Nigeria World Cup History

How Many World Cups Played: 4

Year
Round
Position
GP
W
D
L
GS
GA
1994 Round of 16 9 4 2 0 2 7 4
1998 Round of 16 12 4 2 0 2 6 9
2002 Group Stage 27 3 0 1 2 1 3
2010 Group Stage 27 3 0 1 2 3 5
Best/Total Round of 16 9 14 4 2 8 17 21

GP=Games played, W=Wins, D=Draws, L=Losses, GS=Goals scored, GA=Goals against

Best Performance

1994 – Round of 16: Although Nigeria gained equal wins and losses in comparison to the 1998 World Cup, in 1994 Nigeria had a positive goal difference of 3.

Worst Performance

2002/2010 – Group stage: Nigeria had the exact same amount of points in both World Cups, 1 draw, 2 losses and a goal difference of -2.

Did You Know Nigeria:

  • Has the following nickname: Super Eagles
  • Is rivals with CameroonGhana and Ivory coast
  • Became the 3rd African country to advance to the 2nd round (1994)
  • Is the only African country to have reached the Round of 16 twice in a row (1994, 1998)
  • Winger Finidi George celebrated his goal in the 1994 World Cup match against Greece uniquely by running to the corner flag,crawling down and imitating a urinating dog
  • Striker Julius Aghahowa celebrated his goal memorably in the 2002 World Cup match against Sweden by performing 6 perfect backflips
  • Qualified for 5 of the last 6 World Cups (missed the 2006 World Cup)
  • President Goodluck Jonathan declared in July 2010 a 2 year ban on the team from all international competitions, after Nigeria’s poor performance in the 2010 World Cup
  • Ban declared by the president was dropped few days later after the declaration, since FIFA threatened  to expel Nigeria from world football
  • Encountered Argentina in the 1994, 2002, 2006 and 2010 World Cup, and both will meet again in the 2014 World Cup!
  • Chose the Victoria Hotel in city Campinas, São Paulo as the national team’s 2014 World Cup base

Curious which place FIFA gave Nigeria in their official ranking? Find out now! Or do you want to know more about the World Cups Nigeria has played? Increase your World Cup history knowledge now!

Nigeria in Action

Nigeria Defeats Bulgaria With 3-0 – 1994 World Cup

 

 

Finidi George Celebration in Match Againt Greece – 1994 World Cup

 

 

Daniel Amokachi Scores Final Goal in Match Against Greece – 1994 World Cup

 

 

Nigeria Defeats Spain With 2-3 – 1998 World Cup

 

 

 Julius Aghahowa Celebration in Match Against Sweden – 2002 World Cup

 

 

Nigeria: 2014 World Cup Profile

 

 

2014 World Cup Team Profile: NIGERIA

 

 

Source – worldcupbrazil.net