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19/08/2008
4:1 (1:0)
  • Olubayo ADEFEMI (17')
  • Chinedu OGBUKE OBASI (59' 72')
  • Chibuzor OKONKWO (78')
  • Laurent CIMAN (88')

Summary

Nigeria's four-star show

Nigeria became the first team to reach the final of this year's Men's Olympic Football Tournament final by beating Belgium 4-1 in Shanghai.

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Line-up

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Substitute(s)

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Coaches

Samson SIASIA (NGA)
(BEL) Jean Francois DE SART

Officials

Referee: Pablo POZO (CHI)Assistant Referee 1: Julio DIAZ (CHI)Assistant Referee 2: Patricio BASUALTO (CHI)Fourth official: Michael HESTER (NZL)

  • Tom De Mul of Belgium (R) strikes the ball as Nigeria's Sani Kaita looks on.
  • Nigeria players celebrate the victory against Belgium at the Olympics.
  • Laurent Ciman (2nd L) of Belgium celebrates after scoring
  • Belgium's goalkeeper Logan Bailly (R) reacts
  • Nigeria's head coach Samson Siasia (R) talks to his player Solomon Okoronkwo
  • Nigeria's Chinedu Ogbuke Obasi (L) and Solomon Okoronkwo (C) celebrate with teammates

"I don't have much to say tonight. It was wonderful, a great day for us. I believe this team is progressing all the time," Samson Siasia, Nigeria coach