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Nigeria's Best World Cup Outing by chiefololade: 8:56am On Jun 03, 2018
Which of our five previous World Cup outing did we perform best.

1. Class of 94'

This was our First World Cup, we were ranked so high as at that time, we were 5th best team in the world, we just won the afcon in the early part of the year.
We easily won two games in the group stage but lost to an experienced Argentina team led by Diego Maradona, though Caniggia scored the 2 goals for them. Our players include Yekini, Amokachi, Okocha, Finidi, Siasia

We got so second round before losing to eventual finalist Italy.

2. Class of 98'
Our second outing in the FIFA World Cup, we performed well in the group state again defeating Spain and Bulgaria but lost to Paraguay in the last group game, then we qualified to meet Denmark in the round of 16 where we suffered our heaviest defeat till date.
Player's in this class include Okocha, Kanu, Adepoju, Oliseh, Babangida

It is well to note also that this is the only World Cup we didn't meet Argentina.

3. Class of 02'
This World Cup was played in Asia Co hosted by Japan and South Korea, it is the First World Cup that we didn't win any match nor qualify from the group stage.
Argentina won our opening match through a Batistuta header, we lost the second match to Sweden after taking the lead from Agahowa's brilliant header before conceding a brace to Henrik Larsson, then a goaless draw with England sent us packing from the Asia countries.

Player's in the tourney include Shorunmu, Agahowa, West, Ogbeche, Sodje, Yobo.

4. South Africa 2010
A fFirst World Cup on African soil, it was a perfect opportunity for us to prove ourself as the giant of Africa, it was a fair group with Argentina, Greece and South Korea, we lost to the Argentinean team in our opening match, other teams in the group lost too, we failed to beat Greece after taking the lead and eventually bowed out when we drew South Korea in the last group game, a win of any margin could have sent us to the round of 16.

Player's include Uche, Shittu, Kanu, Odemwingie, Yakubu, Enyeama

5.Brazil 2014

The most recent outing was four years ago when we played Iran, Bosnia, and Argentina, We played a goaless draw with Iran in out opening match before getting our first win in 16 years again Bosnia and Herzergovina the narrowly lost 2-3 to a Messi inspired Argentina.
We qualified for the round of 16 to meet Les Blues who ended our World Cup campaign with a 2-0 victory.

Player's in this set include Mikel, Onazi, Musa, Oshaniwa, Omeruo

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Re: Nigeria's Best World Cup Outing by chiefololade: 9:27am On Jun 03, 2018
My ranking

1. USA 94'
2. France 98'
3. Brazil 2014
4. Korea/Japan 02'
5. South Africa 2010

What of yours?

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