The Tremendous Eagles of Nigeria World Cup Journey From USA 1994 to So

The Tremendous Eagles of Nigeria World Cup Journey From USA 1994 to So

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It was a pleasant crop of gamers that stormed the 1994 World Cup, brushing apart Bulgaria and Greece 3-0 and 2-0 respectively earlier than succumbing to the superior energy of the Argentinian 2-1.

The Tremendous Eagles nevertheless topped their group and certified for the second spherical the place they performed former world champions Italy.

Nigeria was inside one minute of qualifying for the Quarter finals of the 1994 world cup within the recreation in opposition to Italy, when Roberto Baggio scored to take the sport into further time. He additionally scored the profitable aim for Italy.

In 1998 France hosted the World Cup, with Nigeria certified alongside Cameroon, Morocco, Tunisia, and South Africa for a second consecutive time.

With optimism operating so excessive as a result of return of most 1994 squad members, the Tremendous Eagles created one of many largest upsets in soccer historical past of their opening recreation, by defeating Spain 3-2, in a pulsating encounter on the La Beaujoire stadium in Nantes France, the place inventive midfielder Sunday Oliseh scored probably the greatest objectives of the match via a blistering 45 meters cannon from outdoors the 18 yard field, to beat veteran Spanish goalkeeper Zubizereta, who was pressured to enter retirement. That victory propelled the ranking of the Tremendous Eagles World extensive, and Sunday Oliseh aim was celebrated in main tv stations worldwide as a classical masterpiece.

The Tremendous Eagles then went forward to qualify for the second spherical with win in opposition to Bulgaria 1-0, regardless of shedding their final group match 3-1 to Paraguay.

Their hope of constructing it to the final eight was shattered by Denmark who walloped the Tremendous Eagles 4-1 within the second spherical encounter.

The 2002 FIFA World cup co-hosted by Korea and Japan noticed Nigeria Qualifying for the third straight time with nice optimism.

With a model new squad and a brand new indigenous coach Onigbinde Adegboye, Nigerians again house had so many causes to be hopeful of a very good outing.

The Tremendous Eagles have been drawn in group F that was then considered the “group of demise” alongside Sweden, Argentina, and England.

It was an early flight house for the Tremendous Eagles after successive defeat within the palms of Argentina 1-0 and Sweden 2-1.

A scoreless draw in opposition to England was not adequate for a second spherical ticket.

The Tremendous Eagles narrowly missed out on qualification for the 2006 World Cup.

The group’s sole ticket was grabbed by Palancas Negras of Angola, which had a superior aim distinction than the Tremendous Eagles.

The 2010 FIFA World Cup which was hosted by South Africa didn’t go as anticipated, as Nigeria was humbled 1-0 by a resilient Argentina facet which was impressed by Lionel Messi. The aim margin would have been extra, however for the heroic of goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama. Of their second match, the Tremendous Eagles have been as soon as once more defeated by an below performing Greece 2-1 earlier than they managed a 2-2 draw with South Korea. The solitary level was not ample to take Nigeria to the second spherical.

The Tremendous Eagles of Nigeria World Cup Journey From USA 1994 to So

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