2018 WCQ - AfricanFootball looks at the Group B head-to-heads

2018 WCQ - AfricanFootball looks at the Group B head-to-heads
John Obi MIKEL of Nigeria during the Russia 2018 World Cup Qualifier match between Nigeria vs Algeria on November, 12th 2016 at Godswill Akpabio Stadium ©Kabiru Abubakar//Backpagepix

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Oct 06, 2017. 16:00

AfricanFootball takes a closer look at the team head-to-heads leading into this weekend’s round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Today’s focus is on Group B: Nigeria, Zambia, Cameroon and Algeria.

Group B fixtures

Saturday 7 October
Nigeria v Zambia - Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo - 18h00 CAT
Cameroon v Algeria - Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde - 18h00 CAT

Nigeria v Zambia

Matches played: 18
Nigeria wins: 7
Zambia wins: 5
Draws: 6
Nigeria goals: 18
Zambia goals: 21
Last meeting: Zambia 1-2 Nigeria, 9 October 2016, Levy Mwanawasa Stadium

Nigeria World Ranking: 44
Zambia World Ranking: 78
Nigeria World Cup appearances: 5 (1994, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014)
Zambia World Cup appearances: 0

Cameroon v Algeria

Matches played: 8
Cameroon wins: 1
Algeria wins: 3
Draws: 4
Cameroon goals: 10
Algeria goals: 9
Last meeting: Algeria 1-1 Cameroon, 9 October 2016, Stade Mustapha Tchaker

Cameroon World Ranking: 62
Algeria World Ranking: 45
Cameroon World Cup appearances: 7 (1982, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014)
Algeria World Cup appearances: 4 (1982, 1986, 2010, 2014)



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