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World Cup 2002

Group A:
A1 -- France
A2 -- Senegal
A3 -- Uruguay
A4 -- Denmark
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Group B:
B1 -- Spain
B2 -- Slovenia
B3 -- Paraguay
B4 -- South Africa
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Group C:
C1 -- Brazil
C2 -- Turkey
C3 -- China
C4 -- Costa Rica
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Group D:
D1 -- South Korea
D2 -- Poland
D3 -- USA
D4 -- Portugal
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Group E:
E1 -- Germany
E2 -- Saudi Arabia
E3 -- Rep. Of Ireland
E4 -- Cameroon
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Group F:
F1 -- Argentina
F2 -- Nigeria
F3 -- England
F4 -- Sweden
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Group G:
G1 -- Italy
G2 -- Ecuador
G3 -- Croatia
G4 -- Mexico
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Group H:
H1 -- Japan
H2 -- Belgium
H3 -- Russia
H4 -- Tunisia
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CAF:
Confédération Africaine de Football.

Last World Cup

France 98:
A look back at the previous World Cup in France.


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1800-Worldcup.com -- World Cup Coverage from 1930 to 2006 and beyond. Live results, match previews, tables and tips for travellers to the 2002 WC finals. Nigeria in the World Cup Finals

World Cup Appearances:
WC 2002 is Nigeria's 3rd appearance in the World Cup Finals.

Best Performance: The last 16 -- US 94 and France 98.

1800-Worldcup.com -- World Cup Coverage from 1930 to 2006 and beyond. Live results, match previews, tables and tips for travellers to the 2002 WC finals. Nigeria in the 2002 World Cup

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.

Nigeria vs England
Nigeria managed to get a point but wouldn't make the last 16.

Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup -- Competing Teams Nigeria World Cup Squad

Goalkeepers:

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

Defence:

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)

Midfield:

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)

Forwards:

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

Trainer: Jo Bonfrčre.

Players to watch: Taribo West, Nwankwo Kanu and Jay Jay Okocha.

Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup match days. Group F -- Standings

Second Round

Sweden play the runner-up of Group A in Oita, on Sunday June 16.

England play the Group A winner in Niigata, on Saturday June 15.


Nigeria Travel Notes

Group F -- 1st Round 1st Round

Sun. June 02
vs Argentina
Ibaraki (0-1)

Fri. June 07
vs Sweden
Kobe (1-2)

Wed. June 12
vs England
Osaka (0-0)

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