Nigeria have now moved into third place, with two points from two matches, tied with Lesotho (fourth) and Zimbabwe (fifth)
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This was as the Super Eagles senior boys insist they will not be underrating any of the opponents on their route.
The finals of the FIFA Men’s World Cup in the United States, Canada and Mexico will be the first to feature 48 teams.
Football’s global governing body has issued an upbeat projection for the four-year period from 2023-26 that will include the 2026 World Cup in the US, Canada and Mexico.
The 54-year-old led France to the final of the 2022 World Cup, seeking to make his nation only the third team in history to clinch successive titles after scooping the crown in 2018.
FIFA have awarded the United States 11 venues for the tournament, whilst joint hosts Mexico and Canada got three and two.
The ‘United 2026’ bid was selected by Fifa member nations, winning 134 votes compared to 65 for Morocco.
“Morocco are bidding to host the 2026 World Cup, Nigeria should have jointly bid with Morocco because we can do it,” said the Manchester United fan.
FIFA said in a statement that it had received one bid from Morocco and a joint bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico.
But Morocco will not build any new stadiums for the tournament, preferring to renovate and modify existing venues and add temporary capacity to others, said candidature Chairman, Moulay Hafid Elalamy.
Morocco is bidding for the fifth time to host the World Cup finals, having also tried for the 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010 tournaments.