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Nigeria and Algeria Play 1-1 in World Cup Qualifying Match

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria concluded their race to the 2018 World Cup finals without losing a match, as they played out a 1-1 draw against Algeria in their final qualifier on Friday night.

Despite forcing a short-handed Eagles to a 1-1 draw in front of their fans, Algeria national team coach, Rabah Madjer has claimed that his players deserve to be praised.

Stand-in captain against Algeria, Leon Balogun is excited to lead the Nigerian team in the absence of Captain John Mikel Obi, saying it is a great honour to wear the captain arm-band.

The home side missed two clear chances in the second half from Islam Slimani and Aissa Mandi right in front of goal, after slips by Nigeria's goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa.

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The Super Eagles were looking at leaving Algeria with all three points but controversial decisions by the referee ensured that the Desert Foxes equalized deep in stoppage time.

Brahimi, who had gone down easily throughout the game, was not appealing this time as Abdullahi made minimal contact.

Nigeria will next play Argentina on Tuesday 14 November 2017 in Russian Federation as the team continues its preparation for next year's mundial.



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