Liverpool loanee scores, flexes muscles, is booked and qualifies for World Cup

Chelsea player Victor Moses, on loan at Liverpool, has scored in Nigeria's triumph over Ethiopia - which sees them qualify for the World Cup in Brazil.

We now know yet another team to make it to the World Cup in Brazil next summer - as African Nations champions Nigeria joined the likes of Brazil, Spain, Germany and of course England at the competition. 

It means we now know 22 of the 32 teams to compete in the competition - with Senegal or the Ivory Coast set to join the others after they play this evening.

Nigeria took on Ethiopia in their play-off fixture this afternoon - and despite what might be construed as a relatively easy victory - it was far from it.

Ethiopia, who trailed 2-1 to the Super Eagles from the first leg, put up a great fight but in the end a goal from Victor Obinna and an earlier penalty strike put an end to their World Cup dreams.

Moses, on loan at Liverpool from Chelsea, once played youth football for England after moving here as a kid.

But he showed absolutely no sense of Anglo- patriotism, and rightly so, when he bagged the opening goal of the game.

He tore his shirt off, flexed his muscles and then did a back-flip in celebration - and got booked for the privilege.

Nigeria now go to the World Cup with the hope of repeating the feat of their Under-17’s, who won the competition this month, but they will at least hope to get out of the Group Stages on this occasion.

One thing for sure, fitness permitting, Moses will be there.

Here is his goal and celebration…

image: © Tomofumi Kitano

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for CHELSEA team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch