#ThrowBackThursday Super Eagles beat Algeria (video)

The Super Eagles of Nigeria recorded a famous 5-2 win over Algeria in a 2006 FIFA World qualifier.

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Super Eagles 2005 play The Super Eagles of Nigeria beat Algeria 5-2 in a 2016 FIFA World Cup qualifier ( FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Ahead of Super Eagles next game against Algeria in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier, we look back at a previous meeting between them.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria recorded a famous 5-2 win over Algeria in a 2006 FIFA World qualifier.

Nigeria needed a win to keep up hope of qualifying for the 2006 FIFA World Cup which held in Germany.

Obafemi Martins grabbed a hattrick in the game before goals from Christian Obodo and John Utaka sealed the win.

 

John Utaka play John Utaka celebrates after scoring in the game (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)

 

The Super Eagles, however, could not qualify as Angola won on that match-day to head the group on goal difference.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will on Saturday, November 12 take on Algeria again in World Cup qualifier at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.

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