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Match 24 Ravenna - Stadio del Mare
weatherCode11
06 September
1:4 (0:0, 1:3, 0:1)
  • Teva ZAVERONI (15'37")
  • Victor TALE (13'16", 19'11")
  • Musa NAJARE (19'44" PEN)
  • Ogbonnaya OKEMMIRI (30'26")

Referee Ivo DE MORAES (BRA)

Summary

Nigeria through as Tahiti tumble

Nigeria through as Tahiti tumble

Nigeria kept up their nerve in a do-or-die final match of Group C at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Ravenna, Italy. With both sides needing a win to move on to the knockout stages of the competition, the West Africans, playing in their fourth Beach Soccer finals, were able to ride out a 4-1 result.The first period ended scoreless, a surprise as both sides created a number of chances in front ...

Highlights

Line-up

TAH
NGA
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Teva ZAVERONI (TAH)
(NGA) Audu ADAMU
Officials
  • Referee: DE MORAES Ivo (BRA)
  • Second referee: RODRIGUEZ Juan (ARG)
  • Third referee: BENTANCOR Javier (URU)
  • Timekeeper: DE LA ROSA Rene (CHI)
  • Misses next match if booked
  • Absent

Photos

  • Teva Zaveroni (L) and Raimana Li Fung Kuee (R) of Tahiti and Musa Najare of Nigeria battle for the ball
  • Teva Zaveroni (L) and Ogbonnaya Okemmiri of Nigeria battle for the ball
  • Steven Bennett of Tahiti battles for the ball with Musa Najare of Nigeria
  • Victor Tale of Nigeria celebrates scoring a goal with a back flip
  • Victor Tale of Nigeria celebrates scoring a goal with a back flip
  • Angelo Tchen of Tahiti is helped up by Bartholomew Ibenegbu of Nigeria
  • Ogbonnaya Okemmiri of Nigeria celebrates
  • Tearii Labaste of Tahiti is challenged by Ogbonnaya Okemmiri of Nigeria
  • Ogbonnaya Okemmiri of Nigeria celebrates

Quotes

"I said at the start of the tournament that we would qualify for the second stage. We’ve come on in leaps and bounds since the start of the competition. That’s also because, not having a national league, we knew that we would improve from match to match," Audu Adamu, Nigeria coach.

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    STATISTICS
    TahitiStatisticsNigeria
    41Shots28
    8Corner kicks3
    0Yellow cards0
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    47%Possession (%)53%