• This will be the first ever game between Nigeria and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
  • Nigeria have won four, lost four and drawn once against European sides at the World Cup.
  • Nigeria haven’t won any of their last nine World Cup games (D3 L6), their last victory was a 1-0 over Bulgaria in 1998.
  • Vedad Ibisevic netted Bosnia-Herzegovina’s first ever World Cup goal against Argentina. He had already found the net eight times in the European World Cup qualifiers.
  • Nigeria’s last World Cup goal from open play came in 2002 (Aghahowa against Sweden). Since then, the Eagles have mustered just three goals in five games, all from dead-ball situations.
  • Five of the last six goals Nigeria have conceded at the World Cup have come from set-pieces.
  • No player was involved in more goals than Edin Dzeko in the European qualifiers (14 – 10 goals, 4 assists).
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina attempted more shots at goal (11) than their opponents Argentina (9) in the opening match.