Nigeria FIFA World Cup Record

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Nigeria have appeared in the finals of the FIFA World Cup on six occasions, the first being in 1994 where they reached the second round. Their sixth and most recent appearance at the finals was the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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Nigeria lost their first match of the tournament 0–2 to Croatiain Kaliningrad, before they won 2–0 in the second match against Iceland, with Ahmed Musa scored both goals. and had a huge chance to qualify as Argentina was demolished 0–3 by Croatia. Despite this advantage, they lost 1–2 in the last match against Argentina, with one goal by Victor Moses. For this defeat, and followed with Iceland’s defeat to Croatia, Nigeria had not just missed the opportunity, but also got eliminated from the tournament.

Nigeria at the FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record
Year Host(s) Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1930  Uruguay Nigeria did not qualify
1934  Italy    Nigeria did not qualify
1938  France  Nigeria did not qualify
1950  Brazil  Nigeria did not qualify
1954   Switzerland Nigeria did not qualify
1958  Sweden  Nigeria did not qualify
1962  Chile Did not qualify
1966  England Withdrew
1970  Mexico Nigeria did not qualify
1974  West Germany Nigeria did not qualify
1978  Argentina Nigeria did not qualify
1982  Spain Nigeria did not qualify
1986  Mexico Nigeria did not qualify
1990  Italy Nigeria did not qualify
1994  USA Round of 16 9th 4 2 0 2 7 4
1998  France 12th 4 2 0 2 6 9
2002  South Korea/Japan Group Stage 27th 3 0 1 2 1 3
2006  Germany Nigeria did not qualify
2010  South Africa Group Stage 27th 3 0 1 2 3 5
2014  Brazil Round of 16 16th 4 1 1 2 3 5
2018  Russia Group Stage 21st 3 1 0 2 3 4

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