Sports Nigeria guns for first win in 16 years - The Sun


But for the 2-1 loss to USA in their last trial match, the Super Eagles would have had a 10-match unbeaten run into their first match at the Brazil 2014 World Cup. Prior to the game with the USA, Nigeria last lost a match on June 23 last year in the Confederation Cup duel with Spain.

Nigeria enters the World Cup campaign tonight against Iran with a first objective to end a winless streak. Since beating Bulgaria, 1-0, at the France ’98, the Super Eagles have had a 16 year winless run in the FIFA World Cup. Since, the match in which Victor Ikpeba scored the solitary goal, the Super Eagles have racked up just two draws and six defeats in eight World Cup matches.

A win tonight terminates the unwanted negative run. Even then, the Iranians are themselves without a win in four World Cup stage since their famous 2-1 win over USA in a politically charged game at France ’98. They have had three losses and a draw. The Iranians too are therefore seeking for victory, just as Nigerians are hungry for a win tonight.

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Source: #TheSun Newspaper