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Nigeria in the World Cup Finals

World Cup Appearances:
Korea-Japan 2002 was Nigeria's 3rd appearance in the World Cup Finals.

Best World Cup Performance:
Reaching the last 16 in USA 1994 and France 1998.

Nigeria in the 2002 World Cup

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Group F

Argentina vs Nigeria

In time added on, Ike Shorunmu made two fine saves from Killy González; to keep the scoreline respectable against Argentina.

Sweden vs Nigeria

Kanu tried to chip Hedman in the last minute of normal time, but it wasn't to be and Nigeria became the second team to be eliminated from the 2002 World Cup Finals.

Nigeria vs England

Nigeria managed to get a point against England but wouldn't advance from the group phase.

Knockout Stage

Nigeria failed to qualify for the Second Round.

Confédération Africaine de Football.

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Nigeria World Cup Squad


1 Ike Shorunmu (Lausanne)
12 Austin Ejide (Gabros)
22 Vincent Enyeama (Enyimba)


2 Joseph Yobo (Olympique Marseille)
3 Celestine Babayaro (Chelsea)
5 Isaac Okoronkwo (Shaktar Donetsk)
6 Taribo West
13 Rabiu Afolabi (Standard Liege)
14 Ifeanyi Udeze (PAOK Salonika)
15 Justice Christopher (Royal Antwerp)
16 Efe Sodje (Crewe)
19 Eric Ejiofor (Maccabi Haifa)


7 Pius Ikedia (Ajax Amsterdam)
8 Mutiu Adepoju (Salamanca)
10 Jay Jay Okocha (Paris Saint Germain)
11 Garba Lawal (Roda JC Kerkrade)
18 Benedict Akwuegbu (Shenyeng Gendi)
20 James Obiorah (Lokomotiv Moscow)
23 Femi Opabumni (Grasshoppers)


4 Nwankwo Kanu (Arsenal)
9 Bartholomew Ogbeche (Paris Saint Germain)
17 Julius Aghahowa (Shaktar Donetsk)
21 John Utaka (Al Saad)

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Teams by Group

2002 FIFA World Cup matches in Korea
In Korea

Group A
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Group B
Travel to Paraguay Paraguay, Travel to Slovenia Slovenia, Travel to Spain Spain, Travel to South Africa South Africa.

Group C
Travel to Brazil Brazil, Travel to China China, Travel to Costa Rica Costa Rica, Travel to Turkey Turkey.

Group D
Travel to Poland Poland, Travel to Portugal Portugal, Travel to South Korea South Korea, Travel to USA United States.

Korea First Round Matches.

2002 FIFA World Cup matches in Japan
In Japan

Group E
Travel to Cameroon Cameroon, Travel to Germany Germany, Travel to Ireland Republic of Ireland, Travel to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia.

Group F
Travel to Argentina Argentina, Travel to England England, Travel to Nigeria Nigeria, Travel to Sweden Sweden.

Group G
Travel to Croatia Croatia, Travel to Ecuador Ecuador, Travel to Italy Italy, Travel to Mexico Mexico.

Group H
Travel to Belgium Belgium, Travel to Japan Japan, Travel to Russia Russia, Travel to Tunisia Tunisia.

Japan First Round Matches.

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