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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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The final whistle sounds.
90'+SAMARAS (Greece) sees an effort go off target.
90'+NINIS (Greece) takes a corner kick.
90'+NINIS (Greece) swings in the corner.
90'+ENYEAMA (Nigeria) blocks the shot.
90'+TZIOLIS (Greece) sees his effort hit the target.
90'+NINIS (Greece) commits a foul.
90'OBASI (Nigeria) is penalised after committing a foul.
89' OBASI (Nigeria) is booked by the referee.
89'OBASI (Nigeria) is penalised after committing a foul.
88' SAMARAS (Greece) is booked by the referee.
88'SAMARAS (Greece) is penalised after committing a foul.
86'SHITTU (Nigeria) is penalised after committing a foul.
82'UCHE (Nigeria) sees an effort go off target.
82'KYRGIAKOS (Greece) sees an effort go off target.

Man of the Match

Goalkeeper

Statistics

Ball possession
56
%
44

Attempts

27Attempts10
11On-Target4
11Off-Target5

Disciplinary

13Fouls Committed15
3Yellow cards1
0Red Cards1

Attacking

11Corners3
3Offsides0
0Free kicks0
3Saves9

Line-ups

Greece
GreeceGRE
Nigeria
NigeriaNGA
(GK)
(GK)
2
(C)
55'
(C)
11
46' HT
Misses next match if booked
12
14
17
79'
15
Misses next match if booked
37'
17
20
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
16
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
4
77'
37'
10
13
18
79'
18
19
46' HT
55' 77'
Injured
CoachCoach
Otto REHHAGEL (GER)Lars Edvin LAGERBÄCK (SWE)

Match Facts

Mangaung/Bloemfontein

Mangaung/Bloemfontein's open spaces reflect the openness of its people - friendly, warm and quietly dignified.

Free State Stadium

  • Stadium nameFree State Stadium
  • CityMangaung/Bloemfontein

Weather

  • Sunny
  • 10° CTemperature
  • 13 m/sWind
  • 31 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Oscar Julian RUIZ ACOSTA
    Colombia
    ColombiaCOL
  • Assistant Referee 1: Abraham GONZALEZ (COL)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Humberto CLAVIJO (COL)
  • Fourth official: Joel AGUILAR (SLV)

Groups

Group B
TeamsTeamsTeamsMPWDLGFGA+/-Pts
Argentina
ARG
33007169
Korea Republic
KOR
311156-14
Greece
GRE
310225-33
Nigeria
NGA
301235-21