Nigeria: The World's Most Crazed Soccer Nation

Nigeria’s supporters cheer during a world cup qualifying playoff second leg against Ethiopia at U. J. Esuene Stadium, in Calabar, Nigeria on Nov. 16, 2013

Nigeria can make a strong case for recognition as the most soccer-crazed country in the world.

In recent surveys, the most populous nation in Africa, with the continent’s largest economy, shows an unparalleled interest and participation in the sport. And Nigeria’s World Cup TV ratings would count as dazzling by the standards of the U.S.

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