Nigeria vs Algeria: Head-to-head record between the Super Eagles and Foxes

Nigeria vs Algeria: Head-to-head record between the Super Eagles and Foxes

- Nigeria vs Algeria's semifinal clash at AFCON 2019 will be played on Sunday, July 14

- Super Eagles have won eight of the previous encounters, while Algeria had won seven, with five drawn

- Odion Ighalo and Ahmed Musa are still expected to lead the attack for the Super Eagles in Cairo

Nigeria and Algeria will clash for the 21st time at senior men’s level in an AFCON 2019 semi final encounter which is expected to be tough in Cairo on Sunday, July 14.

Super Eagles are looking for their fourth title since winning their first on home soil at the expense of Algeria in 1980.

Algeria on the other hand are looking for their second gong since their only title win on home soil at the expense of Nigeria in 1990.

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Nigeria's Super Eagles have won eight of the previous encounters while Algeria had won seven, with five drawn.

Algeria were stopped from qualifying for the 2018 World Cup as Eagles bashed the Foxes 3-1 in Uyo and tied the second leg in Constantine 1-1 before FIFA awarded the match to Algeria after the Eagles fielded ineligible defender Abdullahi Shehu.

And ahead of the encounter between Nigeria and Algeria on Sunday, July 14, below is the head-to-head record

10 Jan 1973: Nigeria 2 Algeria 2 – Lagos (All-Africa Games)

28 July 1978: Algeria 1 Nigeria 0 – Algiers (All-Africa Games Final)

22 March 1980: Nigeria 3 Algeria 0 – Lagos (AFCON Final)

10 Oct 1981: Nigeria 0 Algeria 2 – Lagos (World Cup Qualifier)

30 Oct 1981: Algeria 2 Nigeria 1 – Constantine (World Cup Qualifier)

10 March 1982: Algeria 2 Nigeria 1 – Benghazi (AFCON)

11 March 1984: Algeria 0 Nigeria 0 – Bouake (AFCON)

15 Jan 1988: Algeria 1 Nigeria 0 – Annaba (Olympics Qualifier)

30 Jan 1988: Nigeria 2 Algeria 0 – Enugu (Olympics Qualifier)

23 March 1988: Algeria 1 Nigeria 1 – Rabat (AFCON semi, 8-9 penalties)

2 March 1990: Algeria 5 Nigeria 1 – Algiers (AFCON)

16 March 1990: Algeria 1 Nigeria 0 – Algiers (AFCON Final)

13 July 1993: Nigeria 4 Algeria 1 – Lagos (World Cup Qualifier)

8 Oct 1993: Algeria 1 Nigeria 1 – Algiers (World Cup Qualifier)

21 Jan 2002: Algeria 0 Nigeria 1 – Bamako (AFCON)

3 July 2004: Nigeria 1 Algeria 0 – Abuja (World Cup Qualifier)

4 Sept 2005: Algeria 2 Nigeria 5 – Oran (World Cup Qualifier)

30 Jan 2010: Algeria 0 Nigeria 1 – Benguela (AFCON)

12 Nov 2016: Nigeria 3 Algeria 1 – Uyo (World Cup Qualifier)

11 Nov 2017: Algeria 1 Nigeria 1 – Constantine (World Cup Qualifier). Match later awarded 3-0 to Algeria as Nigeria fielded ineligible player.

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Super Eagles trio of Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo and defender Chidozie Awaziem were declared fit to face Algeria in AFCON 2019 semifinal clash on Sunday, July 14.

There have been reports that these three players may not be fit for Nigeria's next AFCON 2019 game against Algeria due to the knocks they suffered against South Africa.

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