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Nigeria national football team

Nigeria national football team
National Football Team
NameNigeria
NicknameSuper Eagles, Green Eagles
AssociationNigeria Football Federation
Sub confederationWAFU (West Africa)
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Head coachSamson Siasia
CaptainJoseph Yobo
Most caps  Nwankwo Kanu (87)
Top scorerRashidi Yekini (37)
Home stadiumAbuja Stadium
FIFA codeNGA
FIFA ranking39
Highest FIFA ranking5 (April 1994)
Lowest FIFA ranking82 (November 1999)
Elo ranking41
Highest Elo ranking5 (31 May 2004)
Lowest Elo ranking87 (27 December 1964)
World Cup Statistics
First internationalSierra Leone 0 2 Nigeria NG
(Freetown, Sierra Leone; 10 August 1949)
Biggest winNG Nigeria 10 1 Dahomey
(Lagos, Nigeria; 28 November 1959)
Biggest defeatGold Coast 7 0 Nigeria NG
(Accra, Ghana; 1 June 1955)
Appearances4
First World Cup1994
Best resultRound of 16, 1994 & 1998
Regional cup statistics
African Nations Cup
Appearances16
First apps.1963
Best resultWinners, 1980 & 1994
Confederations Cup Statistics
Appearances1
First apps.1995
Best result4th, 1995

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The Nigeria national football team, nicknamed the Super Eagles or Green Eagles, is the national team of Nigeria and is controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The team has ranked as high as 5th in the FIFA World Rankings, in April 1994. They won a gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics and the Africa Cup of Nations on two occasions, and have reached the FIFA World Cup finals four times.

On October 4, 2010, Nigeria was indefinitely banned from international football due to government interference following the 2010 World Cup. Four days later, however, the ban was "provisionally lifted" until 26 October, the day after the officially unrecognised National Association of Nigerian Footballers (NANF) dropped its court case against the NFF. The recognised players union being the Association of Professional Footballers of Nigeria (APFON).


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