Nigeria qualify for World Cup in Russia

Uyo Nigeria’s national football team has qualified for the sixth time for the World Cup finals. The Super Eagles defeated Zambia 1-0 (0-0) on Group B’s penultimate day and extended their lead to an unassailable six points.

FC Arsenal’s Alexander Iwobi (73rd) scored the goal for the 1996 Olympic champion, making Nigeria a regular guest at the World Cup since 1994 – with the exception of the 2006 World Cup in Germany. In addition to hosts Russia, defending champions Germany, Belgium, England, Spain, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Brazil had already won tickets to the 2018 World Cup. More infos for Nigeria and the world cup find under