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14/08/2011
3:2 a.e.t. (1:1, 0:0)
  • Alexandre LACAZETTE (50' 104')
  • Gueida FOFANA (102')
  • Maduabuchi EJIKE (90'+3 111')

Summary

France clinch dramatic semi-final berth
France have booked a semi-final meeting with Portugal after beating Nigeria 3-2 in extra time, with Les Bleuets boosted by a double from Alexandre Lacazette and another added by Gueida Fofana. More »

Line-up

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Substitute(s)

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Coaches

Francis SMERECKI (FRA)
(NGA) John OBUH

Officials

Referee: Dario UBRIACO (URU)Assistant Referee 1: William CASAVIEJA (URU)Assistant Referee 2: Carlos PASTORINO (URU)Fourth official: Wilson SENEME (BRA)Fifth official: Emerson DE CARVALHO (BRA)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 87)


Latest Comments:
Kensea
22/08/2011 at 12:02
Kensea (Nigeria)
We bowed out with pride. Colombia we hail thee. Thanks for your support all through. Viva Colombia. Viva Nigeria
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luismchiri
16/08/2011 at 18:03
luismchiri (Ecuador)
Don't make me laugh, who did you have to beat to qualify to second stage, oh yeah Guatemala!! And then England which I find a respectful match but honestly, they are not the European champions. So sorry, with all respect to Nigeria (which I have always been a fan of) but Ecuador was much closer to beating France than you were. The goal France made was clearly an offside and we forgave them in no less than 5 clear chances.
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whazba
16/08/2011 at 11:32
whazba (France)
hahaha many people on this board understand nothing about football A WC is 1 month long and you can not be at your best during 1 month but at max during 3 or 5 days So you have 2 solutions : 1. If your objective is to go to second round, you come at your best the first day 2. If your objective is to win the cup so you can not be at your best the first day (Italy 2006; Spain 2010) France level can improve
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Statistics

17Shots25
5Corner kicks6
3Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
46%Possession (%)54%
  • Head coach John Obuh (R) of Nigeria sings
  • Head coach Francis Smerecki of France follows his players
  • Head coach Francis Smerecki of France instructs his players
  • Edafe Egbedi, Nigeria, fights for the ball
  • Clement Grenier, Francis Coquelin, Alexandre Lacazette, Gael Kakuta, Loic Nego and Antoine Griezmann of France celebrate
  • Gueida Fofana (L) of France celebrates scoring his sides second goal with his teammate Francis Coquelin
"We are happy because it is the first time France has qualified for a U-20 World Cup semi-final. We have a strong generation with an amazing mental strength and they showed that when Nigeria levelled the match."
Francis Smerecki, France coach