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Nigeria Squad In France 1998 World Cup

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NIGERIA 1998 WORLD CUP SQUAD

The Nigeria squad in France 1998 World Cup is more like a continuation of the 1994 Super Eagles squad in the U.S. and a combination of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic football team AKA The Dream team.

That Nigeria 1998 World Cup Squad also did marvellously well at the tournament, reaching the second round before being knocked out by Denmark by four goals to one.

Nigeria’s coach at France 98 was Bora Milutinović, although Philippe Troussier led the team through the qualifiers.

The host nation, France, won the 1998 FIFA World Cup after beating “almighty Brazil” 3-0 at full time.

Brazil 98 World Cup Squad

GOALKEEPERS
12Carlos Germano27
22Dida24
1Taffarel32
DEFENDERS
3Aldair32
15André Cruz29
2Cafu28
14Gonçalves, M32
4Júnior Baiano28
6Roberto Carlos25
13Zé Carlos, (1968)29
MIDFIELDERS
5César Sampaio30
17Doriva26
8Dunga34
11Emerson22
18Leonardo28
10Rivaldo26
16Zé Roberto23
FORWRADS
20Bebeto34
19Denílson, Araújo20
21Edmundo27
7Giovanni26
9Ronaldo21

Mário Zagallo was the coach in charge of Brazil 98 World Cup squad.

World Cup 1998 Final Brazil vs France Highlights

See all the participating teams at the France 1998 FIFA World Cup that was held between June 10 – July 12.

1998 World Cup Teams

1. Brazil

2. Scotland

3. Morocco

4. Norway

5. Italy

6. Chile

7. Cameroon

8. Austria

9. Paraguay

10. Bulgaria

11. Saudi Arabia

12. Denmark

13. France

14. South Africa

15. Spain

16. Nigeria

17. Korea Republic

18. Mexico

19. Netherlands

20. Belgium

21. Argentina

22. Japan

23. Yugoslavia

24. Ir Iran

25. Jamaica

26. Croatia

27. England

28. Tunisia

29. Romania

30. Colombia

31. Germany

32. USA

1998 World Cup AWARDS

AwardsWinners
Adidas Golden BallRonaldo (Brazil)
Adidas Silver BallDavor Suker (Croatia)
Adidas Bronze BallLilian Thuram (France)
Adidas Golden BootDavor Suker (Croatia)
Adidas Silver ShoeGabriel Batistuta (Argentina)
Christian Vieri (Italy)
Best Young Player AwardMichael Owen (England)
Yashin Award for the Best GoalkeeperFabien Barthez (France)
FIFA Fair Play AwardFrance
England
FIFA Award for the Most Entertaining TeamFrance

Nigeria 1998 World Cup Results

Match Results
Spain vs Nigeria (Groupstage)2-3 win
Nigeria vs Bulgaria (Groupstage)1-0 win
Nigeria vs Paraguay (Groupstage)1-3 loss
Nigeria vs Denmark (Round of 16)1-4 loss

Nigeria 1998 World Cup Squad

Goalkeepers

NameClub
Abiodun BaruwaFC Sion (Switzerland)
Willy OkparaOrlando Pirates (South Africa)
Peter RufaiDeportivo La Coruña (Spain)

Defenders

NameClub
Celestine BabayaroChelsea FC (England)
Augustine EguavoenTorpedo Moskva (Russia)
Ben IrohaElche CF (Spain)
Uche OkaforKansas City Wizards (USA)
Uche OkechukwuFenerbahçe (Turkey)
Godwin OkparaRC Strasbourg (France)
Mobi OparakuKFC Turnhout (Belgium)
Taribo WestInter (Italy)

Midfielders

NameClub
Garba LawalRoda JC Kerkrade (Netherlands)
Adepoju MutiuReal Sociedad (Spain)
Jay Jay OkochaFenerbahçe (Turkey)
Sunday OlisehAFC Ajax (Netherlands)
Wilson OrumaRC Lens (France)

Forwards

NameClub
Daniel AmokachiBeşiktaş (Turkey)
Tijjani BabangidaAFC Ajax (Netherlands)
Finidi GeorgeReal Betis (Spain)
Victor IkpebaAS Monaco (France)
Nwankwo KanuInter (Italy)
Rashidi YekiniFC Zürich (Switzerland)

Manager: Bora Milutinović

This article was updated 1 month ago

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