Skip to main content Text Only version of this page
BBC
Home
TV
Radio
Talk
Where I Live
A-Z Index
BBC Sport World Cup 2002

 You are in:  Lineker's Verdict
Front Page
Statistics
Team Pages
Features
Other News
Sports Talk
TV/Radio Coverage
Photo Galleries
Venues Guide
Matches Wallchart
World Cup Greats
History
Quiz

Mini Motty Mini Motty
Fantasy Golden Boot Fantasy Golden Boot
World Cup Warrior World Cup Warrior

BBC Sport

BBC News

BBC Weather

SERVICES  

Lineker's Verdict

Nigeria Team Kit

 Group A
 France
 Senegal
 Uruguay
 Denmark
 Group B
 Spain
 Slovenia
 Paraguay
 South Africa
 Group C
 Brazil
 Turkey
 China
 Costa Rica
 Group D
 South Korea
 Poland
 USA
 Portugal
 Group E
 Germany
 Saudi Arabia
 Rep of Ireland
 Cameroon
 Group F
 Argentina
 Nigeria
 England
 Sweden
 Group G
 Italy
 Ecuador
 Croatia
 Mexico
 Group H
 Japan
 Belgium
 Russia
 Tunisia

Nigeria star player, Yobo
World Cup record:
 1994   Second round
 1998   Second round
 2002   First round

Did you know?
Nigeria's Taribo West has one of the unlikeliest backgrounds of any World Cup player. West grew up in one of the toughest districts of Lagos and was, by his own admission, a juvenile street gangster. These days, when he isn't playing football, West works as a pastor preaching Christianity.

Team Flag
Coach:
Star player:

Adegboye Onigbinde
Yobo
The draw did Nigeria few favours, but they’re fast turning into the Spain of Africa. They promise much but frequently don’t live up to their billing.

This has been Nigeria’s most disappointing World Cup in terms of progress and to add insult to injury they were outshone by Senegal and finished with fewer points than Cameroon and South Africa.

They have arguably the finest selection of individual talent among the African nations but it just did not click when it mattered.

Jay Jay Okocha was undoubtedly one of their best players although his mazy runs all too often ended up going down a cul-de-sac. For me Yobo just shaded him, performing well in all departments.

After defeats to Argentina and Sweden they made some changes for their final match against England and one of the newcomers did provide a real memorable moment.

Best save of the tournament has to go to Vincent Enyeama when he palmed Paul Scholes’ driven volley onto the post.

Latest news on this team
Team profiles
Full details of how they qualified
2002 World Cup results

Group F: v Argentina 0-1; v Sweden 1-2; v England 0-0.



© BBC ^ Back to top

Front Page | Statistics | Team Pages | Features | Other News | Sports Talk | TV/Radio Coverage | Photo Galleries | Venues Guide | Matches Wallchart | World Cup Greats | History | Quiz

BBC Sport >> | BBC News >> | BBC Weather >>
BBC World Service >> | BBC Radio Five Live >>
© MMII | News Sources | Privacy