Matches

17/06/201017 - WeatherClear
2:1 (1:1)
  • Dimitrios SALPINGIDIS (44')
  • Vasileios TOROSIDIS (71')
  • Kalu UCHE (16')

Summary

Greece edge ten-man Nigeria

Dimitrios Salpingidis and Vasileios Torosidis scored to earn Greece a 2-1 comeback victory over ten-man Nigeria – their first triumph on the world stage.

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Line-ups

12
1
6
2
8
3
10
6
11
8
14
11
15
12
16
14
17
15
19
17
21
20

Substitute(s)

1
16
13
23
2
4
3
5
4
7
5
9
7
10
9
13
18
18
20
19
22
21
23
22

Coaches

Otto REHHAGEL (GER)
(SWE) Lars Edvin LAGERBÄCK

Officials

Referee: Oscar Julian RUIZ ACOSTA (COL)Assistant Referee 1: Abraham GONZALEZ (COL)Assistant Referee 2: Humberto CLAVIJO (COL)Fourth official: Joel Antonio AGUILAR CHICAS (SLV)Fifth official: William Alexander TORRES MEJIA (SLV)

Have Your Say

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Latest Comments:
footballfaan
06/07/2010 at 10:44
footballfaan (Hungary)
NIGERIA SHOWED A GREAT GAME AGAINST GREECE
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BOLOYOUNG
22/06/2010 at 18:19
BOLOYOUNG (Nigeria)
match was standard, thumbs up for Greece. they tried. Peter NAIJA
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loshglo
22/06/2010 at 18:12
loshglo (Nigeria)
NGA can still come back with a win against Greece and go on to the next round
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Statistics

22Shots9
11Corner kicks3
3Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards1
56%Possession (%)44%
  • Lars Lagerback head coach of Nigeria looks on prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group B match between Greece and Nigeria
  • Georgios Samaras of Greece is challenged by Dickson Etuhu of Nigeria during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group B match between Greece and Nigeria
  • Lukman Haruna of Nigeria and Giorgias Karagounis of Greece tussle for the ball
  • Otto Rehhagel head coach of Greece (R) directs his team during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group B match between Greece and Nigeria
  • Sani Kaita of Nigeria is shown a red card by referee Oscar Ruiz during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group B match between Greece and Nigeria
  • Giorgias Karagounis and Sotiris Ninis of Greece celebrate victory with Dimitrios Salpingidis

"We were dominant after the red card, but there are plenty of examples where the team with the extra man goes on to lose. However, we reacted well to conceding the first goal, showed tremendous passion and belief, and turned the game around," Otto Rehhagel, Greece coach.