Nigeria National Team Appearances in the Soccer World Cup

Information about Nigeria National Soccer Team and its performance in the FIFA World Cups with appearances in the WC, games, goals scored, history, standings and more.

All Nigeria appearances in the World Cups:

Note: until the 1990 World Cup each win was worth 2 points, after that each win is worth 3 points.

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World Cup National Team Standing
Stage
PTS GP W D L GS GA GD
1930 Nigeria - did not participate
1934 Nigeria - did not participate
1938 Nigeria - did not participate
1950 Nigeria - did not participate
1954 Nigeria - did not participate
1958 Nigeria - did not participate
1962 Nigeria - did not participate
1966 Nigeria - did not participate
1970 Nigeria - did not participate
1974 Nigeria - did not participate
1978 Nigeria - did not participate
1982 Nigeria - did not participate
1986 Nigeria - did not participate
1990 Nigeria - did not participate
1994 Nigeria 9 Round of 16 6 4 2 0 2 7 4 3
1998 Nigeria 12 Round of 16 6 4 2 0 2 6 9 -3
2002 Nigeria 27 1st Round Groups 1 3 0 1 2 1 3 -2
2006 Nigeria - did not participate
2010 Nigeria 27 1st Round Groups 1 3 0 1 2 3 5 -2
2014 Nigeria 16 Round of 16 4 4 1 1 2 3 5 -2

Abbreviations:
PTS = Points / GP = Games played / W = Wins / D = Draws / L = Losses
GF = Goals For / GA = Goals against / GD = Goal Difference