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Match summary

Wambach volley keeps USA top, sends Nigeria home

An Abby Wambach volley seconds before half-time earned USA a 1-0 victory over Nigeria in Vancouver, which sent them through as Group D winners and eliminated their opponents.

Match Highlights

Quotes

"Nigeria gave us a good fight, as expected. They’re a dangerous team. I’m happy with the way we played both with and without the ball. We can attack with confidence if we have a good backline. It’s a shame we only scored one goal but we’re very happy to finish top of a difficult group." Jill Ellis, USA coach

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MatchCast

18:48
The final whistle sounds.
18:48
90'+LLOYD (USA) is penalised after committing a foul.
18:45
90'+OPARANOZIE (Nigeria) commits a foul.
18:41
86'LEROUX (USA) commits a foul.
18:37
83'BOXX (USA) sees an effort go off target.
18:35
81'LEROUX (USA) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on CHUKWUNONYE (Nigeria).
18:34
80' RAMPONE (in) comes off the bench to replace HEATH (out) (USA)
18:34
79'WAMBACH (USA) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on EBERE (Nigeria).
18:32
77' NKU (in) comes off the bench to replace ORDEGA (out) (Nigeria)
18:31
77'HOLIDAY (USA) is penalised after committing a foul.

LYG - Player of the Match

USAUSA
Defender

Statistics

Ball possession
43
%
57

Attempts

7Attempts14
2On-Target7
3Off-Target5
2Blocked2

Disciplinary

12Fouls Committed8
3Yellow cards0
1Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0

Attacking

5Corners6
0Offsides7
15Free kicks12
6Saves2

Line-ups

Nigeria
NigeriaNGA
USA
USAUSA
1
(GK)
1
(GK)
5
Misses next match if booked
10
50'
Misses next match if booked
10
50'
13
66'
13
Misses next match if booked 74'
(C)Misses next match if booked
17
80'
17
77'
22
(C)
23
SubstitutesSubstitutes
16
(GK)
18
(GK)
(GK)
21
(GK)
66'
80'
50'
7
74'
12
50'
15
Not eligible to play
18
14
20
77'
23
CoachCoach
Edwin OKON (NGA)Jillian ELLIS (USA)

Match Facts

Vancouver

BC Place Stadium

SSI Err

Weather

  • Partly Cloudy
  • 21° CTemperature
  • 11 m/sWind
  • 59 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Kateryna MONZUL
    Ukraine
    UkraineUKR
  • Assistant Referee 1: Natalia RACHYNSKA (UKR)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Sanja RODAK (CRO)
  • Fourth official: Rita GANI (MAS)

Groups

Group D
TeamsTeamsTeamsMPWDLGFGA+/-Pts
USA
USA
32104137
Australia
AUS
31114404
Sweden
SWE
30304403
Nigeria
NGA
301236-31

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