Alex Iwobi’s goal sends Nigeria to 2018 World Cup

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Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi sent Nigeria to the 2018 World Cup finals with the winning goal in a 1-0 African qualifying victory over Zambia on Saturday.

The Super Eagles became the first African team to advance to Russia after taking an unassailable lead atop Group B. It will be their sixth World Cup finals appearance.

Other countries that have qualified for 2018 World Cup finals are Russia, Germany, Brazil, England etc.

Substitute Iwobi blasted home a pullback by Shehu Abdullahi 17 minutes from time to secure qualification.

“We were lucky that Iwobi came off the bench to make the difference,” said Nigeria’s German coach Gernot Rohr.

“It was a difficult game and we didn’t underrate Zambia. We knew it will be a tough game and that was the case.”

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