In men's international football, Nigeria is represented by the national football team. They have won the Africa Cup of Nations three times, with their most recent victory coming in 2013. They are controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The Nigerian national football team held the record for the highest FIFA rating ever attained by an African football team in April 1994, when they were ranked fifth. Nigeria played its first official match in October 1949, still a British territory, after competing against other colonies in unofficial matches since the 1930s. The team competed in exhibition matches against a variety of amateur teams in England, including Bishop Auckland, Dulwich Hamlet, Bromley, and South Liverpool. 6,000 people attended Nigeria's game versus Marine A.F.C. at Rossett Park, which is a record for the small stadium. In 1963, Nigeria made their debut at the Africa Cup of Nations and was placed in a group with Sudan and the United Arab Republic at the time. They did not move on to the following phase. In 1992 and 1994, Nigeria made a second appearance at the African Cup of Nations; they placed third in 1992 and won the competition in 1994, marking their second victory in the competition. Nigeria qualified for the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan with high hopes. The Super Eagles were anticipated to improve upon their successful achievements in the 2000 and 2002 African Cup of Nations with a new roster and striking pastel green uniforms. Nigeria was placed in group F together with world-class teams like Sweden, Argentina, and England. Strong defensive play kept the first half of the game versus Argentina scoreless. Gabriel Batistuta broke through the Nigerian defense in the 61st minute to give Argentina a 1-0 lead. Argentina would go on to win the match. Nigeria had the lead in their second match against Sweden but ultimately fell short 2-1. Nigeria lost in the opening round after a 0-0 draw with England. In the opening match of group B, the Super Eagles defeated Burundi 1-0 to begin their 2019 AFCON campaign. After defeating Guinea, they fell to Madagascar 2-0 in their last group round match. Jude Ighalo and Alex Iwobi scored in the round of 16 to help Nigeria's national football team upset Cameroon 3-2. They next faced South Africa in the tournament's quarterfinals. The draw for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying was made public by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on July 18, 2019. Group L included the Super Eagles, Lesotho, Benin, and Sierra Leone. Nigeria's first group game was a 2-1 victory over Benin at Uyo, and they subsequently triumphed 4-2 away against Lesotho. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the CAF to postpone all AFCON qualifications indefinitely in March 2020. Nigeria National Soccer Team fans, rejoice! Yadara has your hookup for Nigeria National Soccer Team tickets. Check our schedules and prices now so you can make sure you don't miss a single game. Nigeria National Soccer Team tickets are going fast, so make sure you get yours today!