Matches

07/07/2007

Summary

Nigeria miss their chance
The Flying Eagles could not convert their opportunities to overcome table-topping Japan on Saturday and had to settle for a 0-0 draw and second place in Group F. More »

Line-up

18
21
2
2
4
3
6
4
7
5
11
8
13
10
16
11
17
15
19
16
20
20

Substitute(s)

1
1
21
12
3
7
5
9
8
13
9
14
10
17
12
18
14
19
15
6

Coaches

Yasushi YOSHIDA (JPN)
(NGA) Ladan BOSSO

Officials

Referee: German ARREDONDO (MEX)Assistant Referee 1: Hector DELGADILLO (MEX)Assistant Referee 2: Francisco PEREZ (MEX)Fourth official: Silviu PETRESCU (CAN)

Statistics

13Shots25
8Corner kicks9
3Yellow cards2
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
47%Possession (%)53%
  • Nigeria - Japan
  • Nigeria - Japan
  • Japan – Nigeria
  • Japan – Nigeria
  • Japan – Nigeria
  • Japan – Nigeria
Ladan Bosso: We were never prepared to lose the match, and I thought we should win, but it might be a blessing in disguise. The issue of finishing is just a soccer issue, but the most important thing in the game is that you create chances. The chances were there, it was just our finishing."