Nigeria are the first African team to qualify for the World Cup finals in Russia. A 1-0 home win over Zambia on the penultimate day of qualifying was enough for German coach Gernot Rohr’s team to win Group B early. Arsenal substitute Alex Iwobi scored the goal of the day in Uyo in the 73rd minute.
This is the sixth time the Super Eagles are represented at the world tournament – the African record holder is Cameroon with seven participations. It was precisely these Cameroonians who missed out on a 1-1 draw with Nigeria in September.
With the exception of the 2006 World Cup in Germany, Nigeria have been represented in all final rounds since 1994. Prior to the Super Eagles, Germany, Belgium, England, Spain, Iran, Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Brazil had already qualified for the 2018 tournament alongside hosts Russia. The best betting sites for Nigeria you will find here.