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Match 7 Gwangyang - Gwangyang Soccer Only Field
Clear
19 August
2:1 (1:0)
  • Macauley CHRISANTUS (15')
  • Rabiu IBRAHIM (64')
  • Henri SAIVET (51')

Referee Craig THOMSON (SCO)

Summary

Nigerians squeeze past France

Nigerians squeeze past France

In the first match in Group D, a goal in either half was enough for Nigeria to overcome a competitive but ultimately wasteful France team on Sunday 19 August 2007 at the Gwangyang Soccer Only Field.Given that both these sides were billed as the heavyweights in the group, this was always going to be a hard-fought encounter. And so it proved, with the French making the early running before ...

Highlights

Line-up

NGA
FRA
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Yemi TELLA (NGA)
(FRA) Francois BLAQUART
Officials
  • Referee: Craig THOMSON (SCO)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Martin CRYANS (SCO)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Tom MURPHY (SCO)
  • Fourth official: Joel AGUILAR (SLV)
  • Absent

Photos

  • NGA - FRA
  • France - Nigeria
  • France - Nigeria
  • France-Nigeria
  • France - Nigeria
  • France - Nigeria
  • Action photo of the match between France and Nigeria at the
FIFA U-17 World Cup Korea 2007. The...
  • France - Nigeria
  • France - Nigeria

Quotes

Yemi Tella (NGA), Nigeria coach
"It was a very good match and the two teams produced some very attractive football. We're going to try to continue in this direction and even improve our football in our upcoming games. I can't say yet if France are the hardest opponent in this group and I'll have to wait until we've faced the other two to have a proper idea."

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    STATISTICS
    NigeriaStatisticsFrance
    15Shots13
    2Corner kicks11
    2Yellow cards0
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    46%Possession (%)54%