Matches

22/08/2007102 - WeatherCloudy
0:3 (0:2)
  • Ganiyu OSENI (21')
  • Macauley CHRISANTUS (31' 82')

Summary

Nigeria through in style

Nigeria sealed qualification from Group D thanks to a 3-0 victory over Japan, with two-goal Macauley Chrisantus taking his tally to three in two games.

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Line-ups

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12
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2
4
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5
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6
5
7
7
10
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11
10
13
13
16
16
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20

Substitute(s)

18
1
21
21
3
6
8
8
9
11
12
14
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17
19
18
20
19

Coaches

Hiroshi JOFUKU (JPN)
(NGA) Yemi TELLA

Officials

Referee: Ivan BEBEK (CRO)Assistant Referee 1: Tomislav PETROVIC (CRO)Assistant Referee 2: Tomislav SETKA (CRO)Fourth official: Matthew Christopher BREEZE (AUS)

Statistics

6Shots23
1Corner kicks6
1Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
55%Possession (%)45%
  • Japan - Nigeria
  • Japan - Nigeria
  • JPN-NGA
  • Japan - Nigeria
  • JPN-NGA
  • JPN-NGA
Yemi Tella (NGA), Nigeria coach
"We started the match very well and that made life a bit easier for us. The players were well prepared and followed the game-plan to the letter. I think my team is playing well - not just in this match but in general. Our football is good all round and effective. In the second half, we wanted to let them come at us, but they rarely left their own half of the pitch. We've qualified now but we'll still be looking to win our next match. We're here to win the title and with each victory we get a little closer."