How Nigeria can qualify for Russia 2018: All you need to know

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With Zambia’s 0-1 victory over Algeria in Constantine yesterday, pressure now mounts on the Super Eagles of Nigeria to seal qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia as they prepare to take on the Chipolopo of Zambia on October 7, 2017 in Uyo.

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Nigeria were looking home and dry when they took four points off Cameroon in a doubleheader. Zambia’s victory in Constantine have now put the Super Eagles qualification for Russia in 2018 on hold until when both teams meet next month.

Naijafootballplus.com brings you the mathematical permutations on what the Super Eagles must do to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

  1. If the Super Eagles win against Zambia in Uyo, they will top Group B and progress to the World Cup.
  2. A win for Zambia in Uyo will mean both teams will be tied on 10 points going into the final matchday, in which goal difference will separate both teams instead of head-to-head.
  3.  If both teams draw in Uyo, Nigeria will be in need of a point against Algeria in her final match to qualify.
  4. Zambia must win their next two games to stand any realistic chance of qualifying for Russia 2018.
  5. Nigeria must avoid defeat in he last two games if they must qualify for next year’s World Cup.

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