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Which Super Eagles players were in the Nigeria squad Korea Japan 2002? Did Nigeria qualify for World Cup 2002? Who won the 2002 World Cup? What happened to Nigeria’s 2002 World Cup? Who was the best goalkeeper in the 2002 World Cup? Did Nigeria make it to the 2002 World Cup? How far has Nigeria gone in the World Cup? Did Nigeria win World Cup? Who got Golden Glove in the 2002 FIFA World Cup? Who won keeper of the tournament? Who captained the Nigeria team in the 2002 FIFA World Cup? Where is Nigeria FIFA ranking?

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Nigeria World Cup 2002 Japan/South Korea History

Lots of Nigerians have used this match to make prayer points like “Never Again!” They believe this Nigeria squad Korea Japan 2002 are the worst so far.

Yes, we know they lost two games and drew one in the group stage and never made it past there. But which Nigerian coach or even foreign coach ever led the Super Eagles to beat any of the three teams coach Festus Onigbinde had to go up against at the 2002 Japan/South Korea World Cup? (This is not about holding brief for Onigbinde, please).

Nigeria met a perennial soccer enemy first, i.e. Argentina, and lost one-nil.

Their next game was against Sweden, perhaps the only team fans expected Nigeria to beat but the Super Eagles lost again by two goals to one.

Nigeria’s last group match was against England.

England?!

Even though it was England, Nigeria surprisingly stood their ground and gave a good account of themselves by ending the game in a goalless draw. Okocha was even named Man of the Match.

Truth be told, the Group F Nigeria was drawn in was a classic “group of death”. The Super Eagles really didn’t stand a chance even from the onset.

The eventual result the Eagles got is not short of the result expected.

Argentina? Sweden? England? Who is Nigeria kidding?

1998 World Cup Results Table

Group Stage Fixtures & Results

Poland 3 – 1 USA

2002-06-14

Portugal 0 – 1 Korea Rep.

2002-06-14

Belgium 3 – 2 Russia

2002-06-14

Tunisia 0 – 2 Japan

2002-06-14

Ecuador 1 – 0 Croatia

2002-06-13

Mexico 1 – 1 Italy

2002-06-13

Turkey 3 – 0 China PR

2002-06-13

Costa Rica 2 – 5 Brazil

2002-06-13

Slovenia 1 – 3 Paraguay

2002-06-12

South Africa 2 – 3 Spain

2002-06-12

Nigeria 0 – 0 England

2002-06-12

Sweden 1 – 1 Argentina

2002-06-12

Saudi Arabia 0 – 3 R. Ireland

2002-06-11

Cameroon 0 – 2 Germany

2002-06-11

Senegal 3 – 3 Uruguay

2002-06-11

Denmark 2 – 0 France

2002-06-11

Portugal 4 – 0 Poland

2002-06-10

Tunisia 1 – 1 Belgium

2002-06-10

Korea Rep. 1 – 1 USA

2002-06-10

Japan 1 – 0 Russia

2002-06-09

Costa Rica 1 – 1 Turkey

2002-06-09

Mexico 2 – 1 Ecuador

2002-06-09

Brazil 4 – 0 China PR

2002-06-08

Italy 1 – 2 Croatia

2002-06-08

South Africa 1 – 0 Slovenia

2002-06-08

Argentina 0 – 1 England

2002-06-07

Spain 3 – 1 Paraguay

2002-06-07

Sweden 2 – 1 Nigeria

2002-06-07

Denmark 1 – 1 Senegal

2002-06-06

Cameroon 1 – 0 Saudi Arabia

2002-06-06

France 0 – 0 Uruguay

2002-06-06

Germany 1 – 1 R. Ireland

2002-06-05

USA 3 – 2 Portugal

2002-06-05

Russia 2 – 0 Tunisia

2002-06-05

Korea Rep. 2 – 0 Poland

2002-06-04

Japan 2 – 2 Belgium

2002-06-04

China PR 0 – 2 Costa Rica

2002-06-04

Italy 2 – 0 Ecuador

2002-06-03

Brazil 2 – 1 Turkey

2002-06-03

Croatia 0 – 1 Mexico

2002-06-03

Spain 3 – 1 Slovenia

2002-06-02

Argentina 1 – 0 Nigeria

2002-06-02

Paraguay 2 – 2 South Africa

2002-06-02

England 1 – 1 Sweden

2002-06-02

Germany 8 – 0 Saudi Arabia

2002-06-01

Uruguay 1 – 2 Denmark

2002-06-01

R. Ireland 1 – 1 Cameroon

2002-06-01

France 0 – 1 Senegal

2002-05-31

Last 16 Fixtures & Results

Korea Rep. 2 – 1 Italy

2002-06-18

Japan 0 – 1 Turkey

2002-06-18

Brazil 2 – 0 Belgium

2002-06-17

Mexico 0 – 2 USA

2002-06-17

Spain 1 (3) – 1 (2) R. Ireland

2002-06-16

Sweden 1 – 2 Senegal

2002-06-16

Denmark 0 – 3 England

2002-06-15

Germany 1 – 0 Paraguay

2002-06-15

Quarter Finals Fixtures & Results

Senegal 0 – 1 Turkey

2002-06-22

Spain 0 (3) – 0 (5) Korea Rep.

2002-06-22

Germany 1 – 0 USA

2002-06-21

England 1 – 2 Brazil

2002-06-21

Semi Finals Fixtures & Results

Brazil 1 – 0 Turkey

2002-06-26

Germany 1 – 0 Korea Rep.

2002-06-25

3rd Place Playoff Fixture & Result

Korea Rep. 2 – 3 Turkey

2002-06-29

Finals Fixture & Result

Germany 0 – 2 Brazil

2002-06-30

Nigeria appeared in the three group games, so let’s take a look at the Super Eagles lineups in those games.

Nigeria Vs Argentina 2002 World Cup Line Up

Starting lineup:

  • Goalkeeper: Ike Shorunmu
  • Defenders: Isaac Okoronkwo; Efe Sodje; Taribo West; Joseph Yobo; Celestine Babayaro
  • Midfielders: Garba Lawal; Jay-Jay Okocha (captain)
  • Forwards: Julius Aghahowa; Nwankwo Kanu; Bart Ogbeche

Pius Ikedia came in for Kanu in the 48th minute and Justice Christopher for Sodje in the 73rd minute.

A yellow card was shown to Sodje in the 73rd minute.

The game ended Argentina 1-0 Nigeria and the only goal was scored by Batistuta (63″).

Nigeria Vs Sweden 2002 World Cup Line Up

Starting lineup:

  • Goalkeeper: Ike Shorunmu
  • Defenders: Ifeanyi Udeze; Isaac Okoronkwo; Taribo West; Joseph Yobo; Celestine Babayaro
  • Midfielders: Justice Christopher; Jay-Jay Okocha (captain)
  • Forwards: John Utaka; Julius Aghahowa; Bart Ogbeche

Nwankwo Kanu came in for Babayaro in the 65th minute and Pius Ikedia for Ogbeche in the 70th minute.

Taribo West got a yellow card in the 80th minute.

The scoreline ended as Sweden 2-1 Nigeria and the goals were scored by Henrik Larsson(35″) and Henrik Larsson via penalty (63″). Super Eagles’ goal came from the boots of Aghahowa (27″).

Nigeria Vs England 2002 World Cup Line Up

Starting lineup:

  • Goalkeeper: Vincent Enyeama
  • Defenders: Ifeanyi Udeze; Isaac Okoronkwo; Efe Sodje; Joseph Yobo
  • Midfielders: Justice Christopher; James Obiorah; Jay-Jay Okocha (captain)
  • Forwards: Julius Aghahowa; Benedict Akwuegbu; Femi Opabunmi

Only Opabunmi was substituted in this match in the 86th minute and Pius Ikedia was introduced.

No single card was issued in this game on either side and no goal was scored as the scoreline ended as Nigeria 0-0 England.

All 2002 FIFA World Cup Goal Scorers

8 Goals

Ronaldo (Brazil)

5 Goals

Miroslav Klose (Germany); Rivaldo (Brazil)

4 Goals

Jon-Dahl Tomasson (Denmark); Christian Vieri (Italy)

3 Goals

Michael Ballack (Germany); Papa Bouba Diop (Senegal); Ilhan Mansiz (Turkey); Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland); Henrik Larsson (Sweden); Morientes (Spain); Pauleta (Portugal); Raúl (Spain); Marc Wilmots (Belgium)

2 Goals

Jared Borguetti (Mexico); Henri Camara (Senegal); Nelson Cuevas (Paraguay); Landon Donovan (USA); Ronald Gomez (Costa Rica); Hasan Şaş (Turkey); Hierro (Spain); Junichi Inamoto (Japan); AHN Jung-Hwan (Korea Republic); John O’Brien (USA); Michael Owen (England); Ronaldinho (Brazil); Umit Davala (Turkey)

1 Goal

Milenko Ačimovič (Slovenia); Julius Aghahowa (Nigeria); Niclas Alexandersson (Sweden); Francisco Arce (Paraguay); Gabriel Batistuta (Argentina); David Beckham (England); Vladimir Beschastnykh (Russia); Beto (Portugal); Oliver Bierhoff (Germany); Cuauhtemoc Blanco (Mexico); Marco Bode (Germany); Raouf Bouzaiene (Tunisia); Gary Breen (Republic of Ireland); Bülent Korkmaz (Turkey); Sol Campbell (England); Jorge Luis Campos (Paraguay); SONG Chong-Gug (Korea Republic); Sebastjan Cimirotič (Slovenia); Hernan Crespo (Argentina); Alessandro Del Piero (Italy); Agustin Delgado (Ecuador); Salif Diao (Senegal); Damien Duff (Republic of Ireland); Edmilson (Brazil); Emre Belözoğlu (Turkey); Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon); LEE Eul-Yong (Korea Republic); Khalilou Fadiga (Senegal); Diego Forlán (Uruguay); Quinton Fortune (South Africa); Hakan Şükür (Turkey); Emile Heskey (England); Matt Holland (Republic of Ireland); Carsten Jancker (Germany); PARK Ji-sung (Korea Republic); Júnior (Brazil); Valery Karpin (Russia); SEOL Ki-Hyeon (Korea Republic); Paweł Kryszałowicz (Poland); Thomas Linke (Germany); Clint Mathis (USA); Patrick Mboma (Cameroon); Brian McBride (USA); Benni McCarthy (South Africa); Edison Méndez (Ecuador); Mendieta (Spain); Tebeho Mokoena (South Africa); Richard Morales (Uruguay); Hiroaki Morishima (Japan); Hidetoshi Nakata (Japan); Oliver Neuville (Germany); Siyabonga Nomvethe (South Africa); Ivica Olić (Croatia); Emmanuel Olisadebe (Poland); Winston Parks (Costa Rica); Lucas Radebe (South Africa); Milan Rapaić (Croatia); Alvaro Recoba (Uruguay); Roberto Carlos (Brazil); Dario Rodriguez (Uruguay); Dennis Rommedahl (Denmark); Rui Costa (Portugal); YOO Sang-chul (Korea Republic); Roque Santa Cruz (Paraguay); Bernd Schneider (Germany); Wesley Sonck (Belgium); HWANG Sun-Hong (Korea Republic); Takayuki Suzuki (Japan); Anders Svensson (Sweden); Dmitry Sychev (Russia); Yegor Titov (Russia); Gerardo Torrado (Mexico); Valerón (Spain); Peter Van der Heyden (Belgium); Johan Walem (Belgium); Paulo Wanchope (Costa Rica); Mauricio Wright (Costa Rica); Marcin Zewłakow (Poland)

As you can see, Brazil’s Ronaldo emerged 2002 FIFA World Cup top goal scorer with eight goals.

Let’s now see the Nigeria squad World Cup 2002 Japan/South Korea.

Nigeria Squad World Cup 2002

POSITION

JERSEY NO.

NAME

CLUB

DOB

GOALKEEPERS

12

Austin Ejide

Gabros International FC

4/8/1984

22

Vincent Enyeama

Enyimba Aba

8/29/1982

1

Ike Shorunmu

FC Luzern

10/16/1967

DEFENDERS

13

Rabiu Afolabi

Standard Liège

4/18/1980

3

Celestine Babayaro

Chelsea FC

8/29/1978

19

Eric Ejiofor

Maccabi Haifa

12/17/1979

5

Isaac Okoronkwo

Shakhtar Donetsk

5/1/1978

16

Efe Sodje

Crewe Alexandra

10/5/1972

14

Ifeanyi Udeze

PAOK Saloniki

7/21/1980

6

Taribo West

1. FC Kaiserslautern

3/26/1974

MIDFIELDERS

8

Mutiu Adepoju

UD Salamanca

12/22/1970

15

Justice Christopher

Royal Antwerp FC

12/24/1981

11

Garba Lawal

Roda JC Kerkrade

5/22/1974

20

James Obiorah

Lokomotiv Moskva

8/24/1978

10

Jay Jay Okocha

Paris Saint-Germain

8/14/1973

2

Joseph Yobo

Olympique Marseille

9/6/1980

FORWARDS

17

Julius Aghahowa

Shakhtar Donetsk

2/12/1982

18

Benedict Akwuegbu

Shenyang Haishi

11/3/1974

Finidi George

Ipswich Town

4/15/1971

7

Pius Ikedia

AFC Ajax

7/11/1980

4

Nwankwo Kanu

Arsenal FC

8/1/1976

9

Bartholomew Ogbeche

Paris Saint-Germain

10/1/1984

23

Femi Opabunmi

Shooting Stars FC

3/3/1985

21

John Utaka

Al Sadd

1/8/1982

MANAGER

Adegboye Onigbinde

3/5/1938

The above names are the Super Eagles players in the Nigeria Squad Korea Japan 2002.

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