Matches

13/08/2008
2:1 (1:0)
  • Promise ISAAC (39')
  • Victor OBINNA (79')
  • Sacha KLJESTAN (88' PEN)

Summary

Nigeria break American hearts
Nigeria have advanced to the last eight as Group B leaders after inflicting a 2-1 defeat on 10-man USA that consigns the Americans to an early exit. More »

Line-up

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18
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2
5
3
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
12
10
14
11
15
12
16
15
17

Substitute(s)

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1
13
4
14
5
16
9
17
10
18
11
19
13

Coaches

Samson SIASIA (NGA)
(POL) Peter NOWAK

Officials

Referee: Wolfgang STARK (GER)Assistant Referee 1: Volker WEZEL (GER)Assistant Referee 2: Jan-Hendrik SALVER (GER)Fourth official: Khalil AL GHAMDI (KSA)

  • Danny Szetela of USA battles for the ball with Nigeria's Monday James
  • Brian McBride (L) of the US vies with Chiendu Ogbuke Obasi of Nigeria
  • Maurice Edu of the US (L) tries to block Emmanuel Ekpo of Nigeria
  • Stuart Holden of the US reacts during his team's loss to Nigeria in their 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
  • Victor Obinna (L) of Nigeria fights for the ball with Marvell Wynne (R) of the USA
  • Promise Issac of Nigeria celebrates
"It is a fact we won the game, but I feel like we lost. One of our two goals was lucky and there are still areas where we have to improve," Samson Siasia, Nigeria coach.