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30/10/2008
1:2 (0:1)
  • JI So Yun (85')
  • Soo ADEKWAGH (1')
  • Amenze AIGHEWI (60')

Summary

Early strike sets Nigeria on the way

A lightning-quick goal, and a second on the hour, were enough to see Nigeria past Korea Republic, despite a late reply from the Asian side. 

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Line-up

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12
2
2
3
4
6
6
7
9
8
14
9
15
11
16
17
17
18
18
20
20

Substitute(s)

13
1
21
21
4
3
5
5
10
7
12
8
14
10
15
11
16
13
19
19

Coaches

KIM Yong Ho (KOR)
(NGA) Felix IBE UKWU

Officials

Referee: Finau VULIVULI (FIJ)Assistant Referee 1: Jacqueline STEPHENSON (NZL)Assistant Referee 2: Jovita QILAMASALA (SOL)Fourth official: Quetzalli ALVARADO (MEX)

Statistics

9Shots15
5Corner kicks0
0Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
51%Possession (%)49%
  • Korea Republic coach Kim Yong-Ho gives instructions from the sideline.
  • Korea Republic's Min Sun Lee lies on the pitch
  • Players of Korea Republic leave the pitch
  • Players of Nigeria celebrate
  • Players of Nigeria celebrate
  • Nigeria's Soo ADEKWAGH celebrates her goal against Korea Republic
"I'm very happy, I've got my three points! All the players were up to the task today, and I have no worries about England and Brazil. I don't have any fear about the forthcoming games," Felix Ibe Ukwu, Nigeria coach.