Lagos - Super Eagles have been grouped alongside Cameroon, Zambia and Algeria for the 2018 World Cup qualifier.
In the draw conducted in Cairo on Friday, Nigeria is in Group B of the third round of the African Zone qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Just one of Nigeria, Cameroon and Algeria, who featured at both South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014 World Cups, will grab the ticket to Russia, which means two of the teams will miss out.
Algeria knocked Nigeria out of the race to the 1982 FIFA World Cup, but Nigeria also overpowered Algeria to qualify for the 1994 finals in USA.
Nigeria beat Algeria 3-0 to lift her first –ever Africa Cup of Nations title, on home soil in 1980, but the Fennecs avenged by beating the Eagles 1-0 to also nick their first African title, on home soil, ten years later.
Cameroon stopped Nigeria from reaching the 1990 FIFA World Cup finals, winning 1-0 in Yaounde in a group contest even though Nigeria won the home leg 2-0 in Ibadan. In Yaounde, only weeks after the death of Samuel Okwaraji, Nigeria needed a draw to shove aside the Lions but lost 1-0.
In a friendly in Belgium in October last year, the Super Eagles steamrolled the Lions 3-0.
Libya, Guinea, DR Congo, Tunisia
Zambia, Cameroon, Nigeria, Algeria
Gabon, Morocco, Mali, Ivory Coast
Burkina Faso, South Africa, Cape Verde, Senegal
Uganda, Congo, Egypt, Ghana
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- News24 Nigeria