Abuja National Stadium


* Address: Independence Avenue, Abuja
* Country: Nigeria
* Capacity: 60,000
* Opened: 2003
* Main use: Football
* Tenants:

Extra stadium info – Abuja National Stadium

In 2008, the stadium hosted a match between the world famous football club Manchester United and Portsmouth FC in front of 30,000 fans. In 2009, the venue hosted the first-ever FIFA U-17 World Cup final in Nigeria, with 60,000 people in attendance. The football match was won by Switzerland after defeating Nigeria. The national football team of Nigeria, nicknamed Super Eagles, sometimes use the Abuja National Stadium for home games. In 1994, they played their first-ever FIFA World Cup match in the United States. Nigeria won the match 3-0 against the national football team of Bulgaria. The game was played in Dallas with 44,000 people in attendance.

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