Matches

30/10/2009
1:2 (1:1)
  • Esteban ORFANO (2')
  • Omoh OJABU (5')
  • Sani EMMANUEL (72' PEN)

Summary

Eaglets soar to book passage
Needing only a draw to move on to the knockout stages, hosts and holders Nigeria did one better, beating Argentina to finish top of Group A. More »

Line-up

12
1
2
2
4
3
5
5
13
6
14
8
15
9
16
11
18
13
19
18
20
20

Substitute(s)

1
16
21
21
3
4
6
7
8
10
9
12
10
14
11
15
17
17
7
19

Coaches

Jose BROWN (ARG)
(NGA) John OBUH

Officials

Referee: Jair MARRUFO (USA)Assistant Referee 1: Charles MORGANTE (USA)Assistant Referee 2: Ricardo MORGAN (JAM)Fourth official: Tom OVREBO (NOR)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 89)


Latest Comments:
Chyke4real
02/11/2009 at 01:29
Chyke4real (Nigeria)
The eaglets performance are improving with every game. I believe that if the present tempo is sustained, the eaglets can sucessfully defend their title.
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magbrr1
01/11/2009 at 10:28
magbrr1 (Scotland)
They should really try and achieve accurate deliveries on the ball and train how to take set pieces like free kicks. When this is perfected then this team will truly be a lethal weapon. At the moment, they are good but too much boyish exuberance in front of goal and not taking their opportunites could cost them games where they could be seen to have dominated.
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Hartronics
31/10/2009 at 18:08
Hartronics (Nigeria)
Eaglets, you have proved your detractors wrong. You can do it, go for gold. Nigeria is behind you. Good luck.
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Statistics

7Shots19
4Corner kicks11
3Yellow cards0
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
50%Possession (%)50%
  • Sani Emmanuel during the game between Argentina and Nigeria
  • Nigeria's Sani Emmanuel in action against Argentina
  • Facundo Quignon (L) of Argentina and Abdul Ajagun of Nigeria battle for the ball
  • Sani Emmanuel (4th L) of Nigeria celebrates with his team mates after scoring
  • Leandro Marin of Argentina and Abdul Ajagun of Nigeria battle for the ball
  • Esteban Orfano (L) of Argentina and Terry Envoh of Nigeria battle for the ball
"We scored early on but then we lost focus. We struggled a lot in the heat and we weren't used to the artificial pitch. We shouldn't be hiding behind excuses but these things affected our performance." Nicolas Tagliafico, Argentina defender