Iwobi sends Nigeria to third straight World Cup

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Nigeria has become the first African team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup with Arsenal striker Alex Iwobi coming off the bench to secure his side's ticket to Russia scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win against Zambia.

Iwobi netted a 73rd-minute winner to give the Super Eagles an unassailable six-point lead in Group B of qualifying.

Zambia join Cameroon and Algeria in missing out on Russia 2018, which will mark Nigeria's third straight World Cup appearance and sixth in total.

Their best result is reaching the Round of 16, which they managed in 1994, 1998 and 2014.

Source Omnisport