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Nigeria are in the World Cup finals again, US 94 being their first appearance.

In America, they showed how strong they were by finishing top of the group ahead of Bulgaria and Argentina.

Nigeria went out to Italy, 1-2 after extra time.

Nigeria the country.

Official Squad:

Goalkeepers:

1 Peter RUFAI (Deportivo La Coruna)
12 William OKPARA (Orlando Pirates)
22 Abiodun BARUWA (Sion)

Defenders:

5 Uche OKECHUKWU (Fenerbahce)
6 Taribo WEST (Inter Milan)
21 Godwin OKPARA (Strasbourg)
16 Uche OKAFOR (Kansas City Wizards)
2 Mobi OPARAKU (Kapellen)
3 Celestine BABAYARO (Chelsea)
19 Ben IROHA (Elche)
17 Augustine EGUAVOEN (Torpedo Moscow)

Midfielders:

11 Garba LAWAL (Roda JC Kerkrade)
15 Sunday OLISEH (Ajax)
8 Mutiu ADEPOJU (Real Sociedad)
13 Tijani BABANGIDA (Ajax)
7 Finidi GEORGE (Real Betis)
18 Wilson ORUMA (Lens)
10 Jay-Jay OKOCHA (Fenerbahce)

Strikers:

14 Daniel AMOKACHI (Besiktas)
9 Rashidi YEKINI (FC Zurich)
4 Nwankwo KANU (Inter Milan)
20 Victor IKPEBA (Monaco)

Coached by Bora MILUTINOVIC

Fixtures:
First Round

13th June vs. Spain
(3-2)
(Nantes)

19th June vs. Bulgaria
(1-0)
(Paris)

24th June vs. Paraguay
(1-3)
(Toulouse)

2nd Round
28th June vs. Denmark
(1-4)
(St-Denis)

Match Reports.

Group Tables.


Nigeria won their group thanks largely to their 3-2 victory against the seeds, Spain, but fell at the second hurdle to a classy Denmark; who profitted from the poor goalkeeping of Tufai.


Nigeria Links.