Matches

06/08/2011
0:2 (0:1)
  • Ahmed MUSA (45'+2)
  • Olarenwaju KAYODE (85')

Summary

Nigeria sink Saudis to finish perfect

Nigeria saw off Saudi Arabia in a 2-0 victory to finish first in Group D and secure a Round of 16 match with  England, while the Saudis have the daunting task of Brazil ahead.

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Line-up

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Coaches

Khalid ALKORONI (KSA)
(NGA) John OBUH

Officials

Referee: Jose BUITRAGO (COL)Assistant Referee 1: Wilson BERRIO (COL)Assistant Referee 2: Eduardo DIAZ (COL)Fourth official: William COLLUM (SCO)

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IGARIGA2009
09/08/2011 at 20:33
IGARIGA2009 (Nigeria)
England may not have scored in the group stages. Still, I dont doubt their technical ability. Just hope we are not resting and leaning on the success of the group stages
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rawmaterial
09/08/2011 at 16:22
rawmaterial (Nigeria)
so far its being a great run for the Nigerian Lads.Hopefully they would make it to the finals and bring home the elusive cup...
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olahussein
08/08/2011 at 12:12
olahussein (Nigeria)
it great they have done well so far. the next few games will test their character and resolute to win the thropy that has been elusive so far.
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Statistics

12Shots8
6Corner kicks5
2Yellow cards0
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
49%Possession (%)51%
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  • Players of Nigeria walk down the tunnel

"The physical side of the game was important today, but we also had to be the better team tactically. My players’ attitude was exemplary, they never stopped trying to attack," Nigeria coach John Obuh.