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Match 42 Gwangyang - Gwangyang Soccer Only Field
Cloudy
30 August
2:1 (0:0)
  • Sheriff ISA (78')
  • Yakubu ALFA (83')
  • Santiago TRELLEZ (62')

Referee Ivan BEBEK (CRO)

Summary

Nigeria battle back from behind

Nigeria battle back from behind

Trailing to a solid Colombia side at Soccer Only Field in Gwangyang, Nigeria showed great inner strength to emerge 2-1 winners and take their place in the FIFA U-17 World Cup Korea 2007 quarter-finals.In a first-half lacking in good openings, the Nigerians found themselves sending long balls over the top to try and destabilise the Colombian rearguard. The sturdy South Americans proved ...

Highlights

Line-up

NGA
COL
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Yemi TELLA (NGA)
(COL) Eduardo LARA
Officials
  • Referee: Ivan BEBEK (CRO)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Tomislav PETROVIC (CRO)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Tomislav SETKA (CRO)
  • Fourth official: LEE Min Hu (KOR)

Photos

  • Nigeria - Colombia
  • Nigeria - Colombia
  • Nigeria - Colombia
  • Nigeria - Colombia
  • Nigeria - Colombia
  • Nigeria - Colombia
  • Nigeria - Colombia
  • Nigeria - Colombia
  • Nigeria - Colombia

Quotes

Yemi Tella (NGA), Nigeria coach
"I'm delighted with this victory but not surprised. When they opened the scoring, I thought we were going to win 3-1. That's why I sent on two forwards. In the end, we only scored two goals but we proved our worth once again."

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    STATISTICS
    NigeriaStatisticsColombia
    19Shots7
    6Corner kicks4
    3Yellow cards2
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    50%Possession (%)50%