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24/10/2009
3:3 (0:2)
  • Stanley OKORO (54' PEN)
  • Kenneth OMERUO (59')
  • Edafe EGBEDI (61')
  • Lennart THY (21')
  • Shkodran MUSTAFI (39')
  • Mario GOETZE (47')

Summary

Honours even in Abuja thriller
European champions Germany let a three-goal lead slip away as hosts and holders Nigeria climbed out of a deep hole to draw their opener. More »

Line-up

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Coaches

John OBUH (NGA)
(GER) Marco PEZZAIUOLI

Officials

Referee: Ravshan IRMATOV (UZB)Assistant Referee 1: Rafael ILYASOV (UZB)Assistant Referee 2: Bakhadyr KOCHKAROV (KGZ)Fourth official: Stephane LANNOY (FRA)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 32)


Latest Comments:
FukkMexicaca
02/11/2009 at 09:48
Shame on you, my Mannschaft. Up by 3 goals in the 2nd half and can't win ? Keep focused gents. That's the only way you'll win. You have the skill and discipline... JUST KEEP FOCUSED !!!
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Jamisy
27/10/2009 at 15:32
Jamisy (Nigeria)
I realy feel happy seeing the u-17 world cup being hosted by Nigeria this give me hope that Nigeria can become that great country which it has been before.I believe every team is here to win the tournament but one thing is sure that an African team is still going to win the tournament seeing that Ghana won the just concluded U20 world cup in Egypt. they will play with that as a kind of motivation for them. I believe!
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Ghana_ba
27/10/2009 at 01:23
Ghana_ba (USA)
LON_UK (England)....a friendly reminder :):) African teams have been doing WONDERS for YEARS! And we will CONTINUE to do more :) AMEN! Dont forget, Nigeria has won the U17 world cup 3 times, Ghana twice. Infact, Ghana just won the U20 world cup which ended more than a week ago in Egypt. Good Job Nigeria!
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Statistics

28Shots17
10Corner kicks6
0Yellow cards0
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards1
54%Possession (%)46%
  • Nigeria's Mohammed Aliyu receives the ball
  • Germany scores against Nigeria in the opening game of the FIFA U-17 World Cup
  • The german defender Robert Labus receives a red card during the opening game
  • The Nigerian team prior to its opening game of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, Nigeria 2009
  • Fireworks at the opening ceremony of the FIFA U-17 World Cup
  • Mario Goetze (R) of Germany celebrates with his team mates

"In the first half we were punished because we didn't follow our coach's instructions. In the second, we came out with the sole intention of applying the game plan, without even thinking of the scoreline." Stanley Okoro, Nigeria forward