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07/08/2008

Summary

Oranje and Nigeria draw a blank
In a game that had seemed certain to produce at least a few goals, Nigeria and the Netherlands surprisingly drew 0-0 on Thursday night in Tianjin. More »

Line-up

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5
7
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8
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11
11
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13
15
14

Substitute(s)

1
6
5
7
6
15
10
16
14
17
16
18
17
19

Coaches

Foppe DE HAAN (NED)
(NGA) Samson SIASIA

Officials

Referee: Pablo POZO (CHI)Assistant Referee 1: Julio DIAZ (CHI)Assistant Referee 2: Patricio BASUALTO (CHI)Fourth official: Stephane LANNOY (FRA)

  • Netherlands coach Foppe de Haan reacts during his side's opening draw with Nigeria in Group B.
  • Netherlands winger Ryan Babel reacts during his side's first-up draw against Nigeria in Group B.
  • Peter Odemwingie of Nigeria (C) vies for the ball with Gianni Zuverloon and defender Dirk Marcellis of the Netherlands
  • Chile referee Pablo Pozo (R) sents off Evander Sno (2nd L) of the Netherlands
  • Victor Obinna of Nigeria (R) powers his way through the Netherlands defence during their 2008 Beijin
  • Gianni ZUIVERLOON (NED) and Peter ODEMWINGIE (NGA) at the Olympic Games 2008.
"I missed a few chances and so did some of my teammates, but we will correct this problem as we move forward in the tournament," Victor Obinna, Nigeria striker.