Nigeria are at the 2018 World Cup Nigeria became the first African nation to book their place at the 2018 World Cup on Saturday. The hero for the Super Eagles was Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi. Nigeria have now qualified for seven of eight World Cups since their debut in 1994. Nigeria 1 Zambia 0 Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi scored the goal which took Nigeria to the World Cup finals as they beat Zambia 1-0. Iwobi struck with 17 minutes remaining. He fired home a right footed shot after good work from Chelsea's Victor Moses in the build up. See howArsenal's Alex Iwobi sent Nigeria to the World Cup below.