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2018 WCQ – AfricanFootball looks at the Group B head-to-heads – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers


2018 WCQ - AfricanFootball looks at the Group B head-to-heads

John Obi MIKEL of Nigeria during the Russia 2018 World Cup Qualifier match between Nigeria vs Algeria on November, 12th 2016 at Godswill Akpabio Stadium
©Kabiru Abubakar//Backpagepix

by
Graeme Jackson

Friday Oct 06, 2017. 16:00


AfricanFootball takes a closer look at the team head-to-heads leading into this weekend’s round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Today’s focus is on Group B: Nigeria, Zambia, Cameroon and Algeria.

Group B fixtures

Saturday 7 October

Nigeria v Zambia – Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo – 18h00 CAT

Cameroon v Algeria – Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde – 18h00 CAT

Nigeria v Zambia

Matches played: 18

Nigeria wins: 7

Zambia wins: 5

Draws: 6

Nigeria goals: 18

Zambia goals: 21

Last meeting: Zambia 1-2 Nigeria, 9 October 2016, Levy Mwanawasa Stadium

Nigeria World Ranking: 44

Zambia World Ranking: 78

Nigeria World Cup appearances: 5 (1994, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014)

Zambia World Cup appearances: 0

Cameroon v Algeria

Matches played: 8

Cameroon wins: 1

Algeria wins: 3

Draws: 4

Cameroon goals: 10

Algeria goals: 9

Last meeting: Algeria 1-1 Cameroon, 9 October 2016, Stade Mustapha Tchaker

Cameroon World Ranking: 62

Algeria World Ranking: 45

Cameroon World Cup appearances: 7 (1982, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014)

Algeria World Cup appearances: 4 (1982, 1986, 2010, 2014)



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