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Match 30 -
Cloudy
29 July
0:1 (0:1)
  • Ebere ORJI (2')

Referee Christina PEDERSEN (NOR)

Summary

Early strike proves a winner for Nigeria

Early strike proves a winner for Nigeria

Nigeria became the first African team to reach the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup final as they overcame Colombia with a second minute goal in Bielefeld. They will now face Germany in the same stadium on Sunday with the host nation easing past Korea Republic to give themselves a chance to lift the trophy for the second time. The South American team gave their all as rain fell making conditions ...

Highlights

Line-up

COL
NGA
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Ricardo ROZO (COL)
(NGA) Ndem EGAN
Officials
  • Referee: Christina PEDERSEN (NOR)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Hege STEINLUND (NOR)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Lada ROJC (CRO)
  • Fourth official: Bibiana STEINHAUS (GER)
  • Not eligible to play

Photos

  • BIELEFELD, GERMANY - JULY 29: Desire Oparanozie of Nigeria reacts during the 2010 FIFA Women's World
  • Ebere Orji of Nigeria gestures
  • Paula Forero, goalkeeper of Columbia shots the ball
  • Natalia Gaitan (L) of Columbia and Ebere Orji (R)of Nigeria
  • Yulieht Dominguez of Columbia looks dejected
  • Natalia Ariza (L) of Columbia and Ebere Orji (R)of Nigeria compete for the ball
  • Ebere Orji of Nigeria runs with the ball
  • Tatiana Ariza (L) of Columbia and Amarachi Okoronkwo (R) of Nigeria
  • Ebere Orji of Nigeria runs with the ball

Quotes

"I give thanks to God for the early goal and the way that we were able to hold on to it until the end of the game. It shows our determination," Ndem Egan, Nigeria coach.

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    STATISTICS
    ColombiaStatisticsNigeria
    14Shots15
    6Corner kicks5
    1Yellow cards3
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    48%Possession (%)52%