Nigeria became the first African team in the group of death to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. It managed to outplay teams like Cameroon, Algeria and Zambia and that means that we can finally see the Super Eagles put on their heroics in the World Cup!
This World cup will be the sixth for Nigeria in its history after they participated in the 1994 tournament. They have been consistent contenders till the group stages last year, going till the round of 16.
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The Top Nigerian Matches You Want to Watch
The Nigerian Super Eagles are playing in different countries as well as their home ground, well ahead of their world cup matches.
In the build up to the world cup 2018, Nigeria had played friendlies with Adam Nawalka’s Poland on march 23, in Wroclaw. Victor Moses got the only goal to have their lone goal victory.
The second international break for the Super Eagles came against Serbia on march 27, which they lost 0-2.
Despite a fresh outbreak of Ebola, the Nigerian Sports Minister green- signaled a match between the hosts and Congo DR on May 25. the super Eagles had a perfect start with Troost-Ekong scoring the first goal in the 14th minute but ultimately were held in a draw 1-1.
The Super Eagles faced England at Wembley on June 2. The team looked shaken during the first half but came back stronger in the second half. England won, 2-1.
Next, the Super eagles travelled all the way to Austria to face a demotivated Czech Republic. The Czechs having narrowly missed out at a spot in Russia played Nigeria after a 4-0 to Australia.Nigeria lost 0-1 to Czech.
Having created quite a stir with their kit, the green-whites are yet to win at their friendlies for their world cup campaigns.
Gernot Rohr surely has a team oozing talent at his disposal but needs to take a fresh approach if he plans to utilise their potential and give their oppositions in Russia something to worry about.
The World Cup has plenty of Nigerian league matches for you to have a watch. Here is a list of the days you can watch the Super Eagles in action!
Nigeria plays Croatia on Saturday, June 16 for the Group D opener at 21:00 hours.
On Friday, June 22, they play against Iceland for Group D at 17:00 hours.
On Tuesday, June 26th, Nigeria play Argentina at 20:00 hours for Group D.
The timing is is Nigeria Standard Time. Which of these matches are you looking the most forward to? Let us know in the comments section below!