Nigeria are just one step away from qualifying for the 2014 World Cup today. While Nigeria are favorites, Ethiopia will fight to try to qualify for the tournament for the first time in their history.
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This tie is clearly Nigeria’s. They have advantages everywhere, from playing at home, leading 2-1, to a vast talent differential. The African Cup of Nations champions were the biggest favorites in any of the African ties going into the first leg, and that status hasn’t changed.
Nigeria should have all their European stars available for the first time since the spring, and only an implosion would stop them reaching Brazil.
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