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Match 20 Gwangyang - Gwangyang Soccer Only Field
Cloudy
22 August
0:3 (0:2)
  • Ganiyu OSENI (21')
  • Macauley CHRISANTUS (31', 82')

Referee Ivan BEBEK (CRO)

Summary

Nigeria through in style

Nigeria through in style

Nigeria marked their second Group D outing by sealing qualification with a 3-0 victory over Japan at the Soccer Only Field in Gwangyang.In a clash of styles, the Africans' physical strength soon proved too much for the pacy Japanese. Indeed, with 21 minutes gone Macauley Chrisantus fed Ganiyu Oseni out wide and the latter's shot zipped past Ryotaro Hironaga to put Nigeria in front. Ten ...

Highlights

Line-up

JPN
NGA
Substitute(s)
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 BREEZE (AUS)
  • Misses next match if booked
  • Injured

Photos

  • Japan - Nigeria
  • Japan - Nigeria
  • JPN-NGA
  • Japan - Nigeria
  • JPN-NGA
  • JPN-NGA
  • JPN-NGA
  • JPN-NGA
  • JPN-NGA

Quotes

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."

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    STATISTICS
    JapanStatisticsNigeria
    7Shots30
    1Corner kicks6
    1Yellow cards1
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    55%Possession (%)45%