National Stadium

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

Extra stadium info – National Stadium

In 2008, the stadium hosted a football match between Manchester United Football Club and Portsmouth Football Club in front of 30,000 fans. Both clubs are from the United Kingdom. Manchester United are among the most popular sports teams in the world. In 1968, they were crowned European champions for the first time in their history after beating Benfica from Portugal in London. Manchester United won their first world championship title in 1999. They won their second world championship title in 2008.

In 2009, the National Stadium 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 National Stadium for home games. They were crowned African champions several times. In 1994, the national football team of Nigeria played their first-ever FIFA World Cup match. Nigeria won the match, which took place in the United States, 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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