This match in no way will affect the Super Eagles as they have already secured their ticket to Russia next summer.
Ahead of today’s game would like to view the matches that Nigeria came out victorious and draws.

NIGERIA 2-2 ALGERIA (1973 All Africa Games: Group Stage)Nigeria’s first ever game against Algeria was in the group stage of the 1973 All Africa Games football event in Lagos.

Both teams settled for a 2-2 draw but while Nigeria qualified from the group stage to the semi-finals, Algeria crashed out.

Nigeria went on to the final and won the gold medal beating Guinea 2-0.


NIGERIA 3-0 ALGERIA (1980 AFCON: Final)For the first time in their history, both Nigeria and Algeria made it to the final of the AAfrica Cup of Nations at the 1980 edition hosted by Nigeria.

But it was Nigeria that emerged victors thanks to an impressive 3-0 win to land their first continental title.

A brace from Segun Odegbami and another goal from the late Musa Lawal gave Nigeria the win.

NIGERIA 0-0 ALGERIA ( 1984 AFCON: Group Stage)The 1984 AFCON in Cote d’Ivoire once again saw Nigeria and Algeria drawn in the same group.

Also in the group together with Nigeria and Algeria were Ghana and Malawi.

After 90 minutes, both countries ended the tie goalless and progressed together to the semi-finals.

NIGERIA 1-1 ALGERIA: Nigeria won 9-8 on penalties ( 1988 AFCON: semi-final)In the semi-final of the 1988 AFCON in Morocco, Nigeria defeated Algeria 9-8 on penalties after 120 minutes ended 1-1.

An own goal by Abdelrrazak Belgherbi gave Nigeria the lead in the 39th minute.

But with four minutes remaining, Rachid Maatar equalised for Algeria.

NIGERIA 2-0 ALGERIA ( (1988 Olympic Qualifiers: 2nd Leg play-off)The second leg of the 1988 Olympic Games qualifiers between Nigeria and Algeria was played in Enugu.

Ademola Adeshina (32nd minute) and Henry Nwosu (114th minute) got the goals from Nigeria that secured qualification to the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games.

NIGERIA 4-1 ALGERIA (1994 World Cup Qualifier: 1st Leg, Group Stage)The final group stage qualifiers saw Nigeria, Algeria and Cote d’Ivoire grouped together.

In their second group game, Nigeria thrashed Algeria 4-1 to secure their first group stage win.

Abdelhafid Tasfaout gave Algeria a shock early lead before Rashidi Yekini (brace), Daniel Amokachi and Austin Okocha all scored to give Nigeria the win.

ALGERIA 1-1 NIGERIA ( 1994 World Cup Qualifier: 2nd Leg, Group Stage)Nigeria eventually qualified for their first ever World Cup held in USA in 1994 after holding Algeria 1-1 away in their last group game.

Finidi George gave Nigeria the lead on 19 minutes before Sidi Ahmed Zerrouki equalised on 71 minutes but the Super Eagles held on for the point they needed to qualify.

NIGERIA 1-0 ALGERIA ( 2002 AFCON: Group Stage)

In the 2002 AFCON held in Mali, Nigeria were with Algeria, hosts Mali and Liberia in the same group.

Nigeria’s first game was against Algeria which was won thanks to Julius Aghahowa’s 43rd minute goal.

While Nigeria went on to qualify for the quarter-finals, Algeria crashed out in the group stage.


NIGERIA 1-0 ALGERIA ( 2006 World Cup Qualifier: 1st Leg, Group Stage)

The qualifiers for the 2006 World Cup saw Nigeria and Algeria drawn in the same group with Zimbabwe, Angola, and Gabon.

Nigeria’s third game in the group was against Algeria in Abuja with Nigeria winning 1-0, the goal coming from Joseph Yobo on 84 minutes.

ALGERIA 2-5 NIGERIA ( 2006 World Cup Qualifier: 2nd Leg, Group Stage)The penultimate group game in the 2006 World Cup qualifiers between Algeria and Nigeria was played in Oran.

Nigeria needed an outright win to still be in contention to qualify for the 2006 World Cup.

The Super Eagles thrashed Algeria 5-2 to secure their first ever win on Algerian soil but it was ultimately not enough to qualify.

NIGERIA 1-0 ALGERIA ( 2010 AFCON: 3rd Place)After losing to rivals Ghana in the semi-final of the 2010 AFCON in Angola, Nigeria met Algeria in the third place match.

Nigeria won the game 1-0 following Obinna Nsofor’s goal in the 55th minute.

NIGERIA 3-1 ALGERIA ( 2018 World Cup Qualifier: 1st Leg, Group Stage)For the fourth time, Nigeria and Algeria met in the qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup.

Nigeria and Algeria were drawn in a difficult qualifying group that had Cameroon and Zambia.

On matchday two, Nigeria hosted Algeria in Uyo and won 3-1 to make it back-to-back wins in the group.

Victor Moses scored twice (25th, 91st minutes) and Mikel Obi (42nd minute) also got on the score sheet for Nigeria.

Algeria’s goal was scored by former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Nabil Bentaleb (67th minute).


In a total of 19 meetings, Nigeria has won 8 times and lost 7 times and drawn 4 times.

Goodluck to the Super eagles today.



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