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05/11/2007500 - WeatherRain
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  • Laurent CASTRO (12'03")
  • Stephane FRANCOIS (35'07")
  • Jeremy BASQUAISE (35'08")
  • Uga OKPARA (10'01" 19'04")
  • Suleiman USMAN (32'06")

Summary

Nigeria qualify to put France in trouble

Nigeria overcame the driving rain to beat France on penalties in Group D in the last match of the day.

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Line-up

1
1
3
4
5
5
6
7
11
8

Substitute(s)

12
12
2
2
4
3
7
6
8
9
9
10
10
11

Coaches

Eric CANTONA (FRA)
(NGA) Kelechi EMETEOLE

Officials

Referee: MOREIRA Alberto (BRA)Second referee: DE CARLOS Renato (BRA)Third referee: MESZAROS Istvan (HUN)Timekeeper: GENG Zhiwei (CHN)

Statistics

40Shots40
6Corner kicks4
1Overheads1
0Yellow cards2
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
52%Possession (%)48%
  • France - Nigeria
  • France - Nigeria
  • France - Nigeria
  • France - Nigeria
  • France -Nigeria
  • Franc
Kelechi Emetole, Nigeria coach
Thank goodness I don't suffer from heart problems! I would never have imagined that this could happen. If we'd have scored the penalty when it was 3-1, the match would have been all over. We made a few mistakes towards the end of the match and the French took advantage of them to draw level, but we managed to come out on top against a really strong team who are tough to beat. I was delighted with what I saw today.