2010 FIFA World Cup: Nigeria's Greatest World Cup Moments

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2010 FIFA World Cup: Nigeria's Greatest World Cup Moments

Since Nigeria won it's independence from Great Britain in 1960, the fledgling Super Eagles have gone from strength to strength.

Prior to their independence, the Nigerians played matches against amateur English sides like South Liverpool, Dulwich Hamlet and Bishop Auckland in the late forties and early fifties. Nigeria affectionately became known as the U.K. Tourists.

Since those tentative forays into the world of football, the national team has progressed, taking part in inter colonial matches against neighboring countries.

However, Nigeria waited until the '70s before clearly putting their footballing credentials on the map. Success at the international level quickly followed.

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