Where to watch Nigeria vs. Benin live stream, TV channel, lineups, prediction for CAF World Cup qualifier

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Nigeria take on Benin in a vital 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier on June 10.

The Super Eagles are struggling in the opening rounds of qualification, with three draws from three games so far including a 1-1 tie at home to South Africa last week.

The incoming matches are the final round of qualifiers in the CAF region in 2024, and new Nigeria boss Finidi George will be pushing for a win to spark their campaign into life.

The Sporting News looks at the key details ahead of this game, including how to watch it across the world, kickoff times and the latest lineup news.

STREAM: Watch Nigeria vs. Benin live in selected regions on FIFA+

What time does Nigeria vs. Benin kick off?

This 2026 World Cup qualifying match takes place at the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and kicks off on Monday, June 10 at 4:00 p.m. local time (GMT).

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Mon, Jun. 10 12:00 p.m. ET
Canada Mon, Jun. 10 12:00 p.m. ET
UK Mon, Jun. 10 5:00 p.m. BST
Australia Tue, Jun. 11 2:00 a.m. AEST
India Mon, Jun. 10 9:30 p.m. IST

Nigeria vs. Benin live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this international friendly match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
International (selected regions) FIFA+
India Fancode

For fans worldwide, Matchday 3 and Matchday 4 of the CAF qualifiers can be streamed on FIFA+ except in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Highlights of all matches will also be available on FIFA+ globally.

If Nigeria vs. Benin is not available to watch live in your location or if you’re traveling abroad, you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPNs offer a secure and private online connection, allowing you to bypass geographical restrictions to access your favorite streaming services from any device anywhere in the world.

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Nigeria vs. Benin lineups, team news

Nigeria could look to rotate from that 1-1 draw with South Africa and AC Milan winger Samuel Chukwueze is expected to come into the starting line up.

Nigeria predicted XI (4-2-3-1, right to left): Nwabali (GK) — Osayi-Samuel, Ajayi, Tanimu, Bassey — Ndidi, Onyedika — Lookman, Iwobi, Chukwueze — Boniface.

Nigeria subs (9): TBC

Benin secured a 1-0 win over Rwanda last week and the hosts could stick with an unchanged starting line up with Stade Brest striker Steve Mounie the standout name.

Benin predicted XI (4-3-3 right to left): Dandjinou (GK) — Moumini, Hountondji, Tijani, Kiki — Dokou, D’Almeida, Imourane — Dossou, Mounie, Olaitan.

Benin subs (9): TBC

Nigeria vs. Benin prediction

Nigeria need a win to get some positivity into their drive to reach the 2026 World Cup and this game could be chance for their results to improve.

Prediction: Nigeria 1-0 Benin

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