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Match 14 Ravenna - Stadio del Mare
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04 September
3:5 (1:2, 1:1, 1:2)
  • Edgar QUINTERO (5'00")
  • Nelson NWOSU (18'46" OG)
  • Kevin CAMARGO (26'46")
  • Isiaka OLAWALE (8'16", 11'00")
  • Victor TALE (23'19", 26'25")
  • Nelson NWOSU (35'13")

Referee Oscar AROSEMENA (PAN)

Summary

Nigeria edge out Venezuela

Nigeria edge out Venezuela

Nigeria re-ignited their hopes of progressing to the next stage of the 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup with a 5-3 win against pointless Venezuela. Venezuela can still reach the quarter-finals if they can get a result in their final game against Russia, while Nigeria will face Tahiti with fresh optimism when the next round of fixtures are played on Tuesday 6 September. The opening goal came ...

Highlights

Line-up

VEN
NGA
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Roberto CAVALLO (VEN)
(NGA) Audu ADAMU
Officials
  • Referee: AROSEMENA Oscar (PAN)
  • Second referee: PADO Hugo (SOL)
  • Third referee: MEDINA Michael (NED)
  • Timekeeper: BENTANCOR Javier (URU)
  • Absent

Photos

  • Ronald Perez of Venezuela challenges Isiaka Olawale of Nigeria
  • Nigeria players sing the national anthem
  • Cesar Vazquez of Venezuela and Isiaka Olawale of Nigeria battle for the ball
  • Gian Luca Cardone of Venezuela and Musa Najare of Nigeria battle for the ball
  • Miguel Centeno of Venezuela and Isiaka Olawale of Nigeria battle for the ball
  • Francisco Landeta (L) and Pedro Romero (C) of Venezuela and Bartholomew Ibenegbu of Nigeria battle for the ball
  • Venezuela and Nigeria players walk out to play
  • Francisco Landeta of Venezuela and James Okwuosa of Nigeria battle for the ball
  • Musa Najare (#9) of Nigeria celebrates victory with a prayer

Quotes

"All we’ve got left to play for in the next game is pride, and to be honest I was expecting more from this World Cup," Venezuela coach Roberto Cavallo.

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    STATISTICS
    VenezuelaStatisticsNigeria
    40Shots33
    4Corner kicks9
    1Yellow cards1
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    63%Possession (%)37%