The Shocking Moment Nigeria Fans Storm The Pitch And DAMAGE Stadium After Failing To Qualify For The World Cup
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Furious Nigeria fans stormed the Moshood Abiola National Stadium after watching their country fail to qualify for the World Cup this evening. Check out the footage below.
The Super Eagles were held to a 1-1 draw by Ghana and Thomas Partey's away goal was enough to send the away side through after a goalless first leg.
Nigeria had taken the lead through William Troost-Ekong's penalty in the first half and their support were furious for letting the lead slip.
At full-time, those in attendance made their way out of the stands and onto the pitch, causing damage in the process.
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THEY ARE THE FIRST AFRICAN COUNTRY TO QUALIFY FOR THE 2022 FIFA WORLD CUP. 🇬🇭 pic.twitter.com/NQfGQ0XjFM
It's the first time Nigeria have failed to make the World Cup in 16 years and it's fair to say the entire nation is outraged given their record.
The Sun have claimed home fans clashed with police and tear gas was used, while Ghana players were ushered onto the pitch after being hit with bottles in the stands.
Ghana missed out on qualifying for the last World Cup but will be playing at their fourth finals.
The Black Stars produced the greatest campaign from any African team at the World Cup back in 2010, reaching the quarter-finals.
YESSIR! Ghana goes to World Cup 🇬🇭🇬🇭🇬🇭🇬🇭🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 Congrats @ghanafaofficial! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽— Jérôme Boateng (@JeromeBoateng) March 29, 2022
Victory over the United States in the last 16 set up a massive clash with Uruguay.
They ended up losing the game on penalties after Luis Suarez's controversial handball in extra-time with the scores 1-1.
Suarez's handball almost certainly denied Ghana the winning goal and qualification.
Elsewhere this evening, Senegal qualified for the World Cup after defeating Egypt 3-1 on penalties.
Mohamed Salah's missed penalty... pic.twitter.com/8y7hAjhVL4— SPORTbible (@sportbible) March 29, 2022
A 1-1 draw over two games saw a repeat of February's Africa Cup of Nations final go to a shootout.
Both sides missed their first four penalties, but Egypt were blinded by lasers shone from the crowd.
Sadio Mane scored the decider to send his country to Qatar.