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Nigeria Squad 2002 Japan/South Korea FIFA World Cup

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The Nigeria Squad at the 2002 FIFA World Cup are the worst Super Eagles team ever – or at least to date.

They crashed out of the tournament in the group stage; lost two games, drew one and managed to score only one goal throughout the Mundial.

What could possibly be worse than that?!

Adegboye Onigbinde was the Super Eagles coach who oversaw that disastrous outing.

Meanwhile, Brazil won the 2002 Korea/Japan FIFA World Cup, beating Germany 2-0 in the final in the ninety-minute regular time.

The third place went to Turkey, while the fourth place was taken by Korea Republic.

Germany vs Brazil 2-0 World Cup Final-2002 highlights and goals

Below are all the teams that participated in the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan that was held between May 31 – June 30

Teams in the 2002 World Cup

1. France

2. Senegal

3. Uruguay

4. Denmark

5. Spain

6. Slovenia

7. Paraguay

8. South Africa

9. Brazil

10. Turkey

11. China

12. Costa Rica

13. South Korea

14. Poland

15. United States

16. Portugal

17. Germany

18. Saudi Arabia

19. Republic of Ireland

20. Cameroon

21. Argentina

22. Nigeria

23. England

24. Sweden

25. Italy

26. Ecuador

27. Croatia

28. Mexico

29. Japan

30. Belgium

31. Russia

32. Tunisia

2002 World Cup AWARDS

Adidas Golden BallOliver Kahn (Germany)
Adidas Silver BallRonaldo (Brazil)
Adidas Bronze BallHong Myungbo (Korea Republic)
Adidas Golden BootRonaldo (Brazil)
Adidas Silver ShoeRivaldo (Brazil)
Miroslav Klose (Germany)
Best Young Player AwardLandon Donovan (USA)
Yashin Award for the Best GoalkeeperOliver Kahn (Germany)
FIFA Fair Play AwardBelgium
FIFA Award for the Most Entertaining TeamKorea Republic

Nigeria 2002 World Cup Results

Match Results
Argentina vs Nigeria (Groupstage)1-0 loss
Sweden vs Nigeria (Groupstage)2-1 loss
Nigeria vs England (Groupstage)0-0 draw

Nigeria 2002 World Cup Squad/Team List


Austin EjideGabros International FC (Nigeria)
Vincent EnyeamaEnyimba Aba (Nigeria)
Ike ShorunmuFC Luzern (Switzerland)


Rabiu AfolabiStandard Liège (Belgium)
Celestine BabayaroChelsea FC (England)
Eric EjioforMaccabi Haifa (Israel)
Isaac OkoronkwoShakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine)
Efe SodjeCrewe Alexandra (England)
Ifeanyi UdezePAOK Saloniki (Greece)
Taribo West1. FC Kaiserslautern (Germany)


Justice ChristopherRoyal Antwerp FC (Belgium)
Garba LawalRoda JC Kerkrade (Netherlands)
Adepoju MutiuUD Salamanca (Spain)
James ObiorahLokomotiv Moskva (Russia)
Jay Jay OkochaParis Saint-Germain (France)
Joseph YoboOlympique Marseille (France)


Julius AghahowaShakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine)
Benedict AkwuegbuShenyang Haishi (China)
Finidi GeorgeIpswich Town (England)
Pius IkediaAFC Ajax (Netherlands)
Nwankwo KanuArsenal FC (England)
Bartholomew OgbecheParis Saint-Germain (France)
Femi OpabunmiShooting Stars (Nigeria)
John UtakaAl Sadd (Qatar)

Manager: Adegboye Onigbinde

This article was updated 1 month ago


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