Nigeria became the first African nation to book their place at next summer's World Cup finals following a 2-0 win over Ethiopia
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Italy and Nigeria shared the honours in a lively friendly at Craven Cottage on Monday night.
Giuseppe Rossi put Italy ahead early on but Nigeria hit back with two goals in five minutes before half-time, Bright Dike levelling before Newcastle's Shola Ameobi put the African Nations Cup champions ahead.
However, Sunderland forward Emanuele Giaccherini equalised for Italy in the 47th minute as the clash finished 2-2.
FT NGR 2-0 ETH: Nigeria qualify for the 2014 World Cup. This will be their 5th appearance, 2nd-most for CAF nations (Cameroon). #Nigeria
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has not given up hope of reaching the Confederations Cup semi-finals - despite tomorrow's daunting final Group B game against world and European champions Spain.
– Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi.
We can't wait to play them. Anything can happen. That's what makes this such a great game.
It doesn't matter who we are playing, as long as the boys do what we want them to do. We will just play our game.
To those asking, Ross Barkley's father is Nigerian. That's how he's eligible for #SuperEagles. But I doubt he'll suit up in green and white
Barkley started Everton's game away to Tottenham on Sunday and impressed in midfield.