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01/07/2007
1:0 (0:0)
  • Brown IDEYE (75')

Summary

Ideye leads Nigeria over Ticos
Victoria's packed Royal Athletic Park saw 2005 finalists Nigeria get their Group F campaign off to a winning start with an end-to-end 1-0 victory over Costa Rica on 1 July. More »

Line-up

12
1
2
3
3
4
4
6
6
7
8
8
10
9
14
10
15
15
17
16
20
17

Substitute(s)

1
18
21
21
5
2
7
5
9
11
11
12
13
13
16
14
18
19
19
20

Coaches

Ladan BOSSO (NGA)
(CRC) Geovanni ALFARO

Officials

Referee: Peter O LEARY (NZL)Assistant Referee 1: Brent BEST (NZL)Assistant Referee 2: Kaloata CHILIA (VAN)Fourth official: Paul WARD (CAN)

Statistics

23Shots10
8Corner kicks3
2Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
56%Possession (%)44%
  • Celso BORGES (CRC, l) and Brown IDEYE (NGA)
  • Nigeria - Costa Rica
  • Nigeria - Costa Rica
  • Nigeria - Costa Rica
  • Nigeria - Costa Rica
  • Nigeria - Costa Rica

Geovanni Alfaro: "There's a sense of frustration and even pain associated with this loss. Both sides had opportunities, and I think we did enough to not deserve to lose."