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Match summary

Chikwelu inspires Nigeria win

Nigeria saw off a brave fight by New Zealand to win out 3-2 in their Chile 2008 opener in Coquimbo. Rita Chikwelu was the star on the night.

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Statistics

Ball possession
50
%
50

Attempts

11Attempts22
7On-Target9
4Off-Target11

Disciplinary

4Fouls Committed9
1Yellow cards0
0Red Cards0

Attacking

4Corners6
0Offsides4
4Free kicks13
0Saves0

Line-ups

New Zealand
New ZealandNZL
Nigeria
NigeriaNGA
1
(GK)
12
(GK)
71'
2
67'
46' HT
(C)
5
86'
(C)
11
15
63'
16
20
18
SubstitutesSubstitutes
13
(GK)
(GK)
21
(GK)
(GK)
63'
10
71'
12
8
14
11
86'
15
46' HT
16
17
67'
19
20
CoachCoach
John HERDMAN (ENG)Daniel EVUMENA (NGA)

Match Facts

Coquimbo

Estadio Francisco Sanchez Rumoroso

  • Stadium nameEstadio Francisco Sanchez Rumoroso
  • CityCoquimbo
  • Year constructed1970
  • Overall capacity18500

Weather

  • Cloudy
  • 18° CTemperature
  • 40 m/sWind
  • 94 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Tanja HAUSOTT
    Austria
    AustriaAUT
  • Assistant Referee 1: Helen KARO (SWE)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Anna NYSTROM (SWE)
  • Fourth official: Therese SAGNO (GUI)

Groups

Group A
TeamsTeamsTeamsMPWDLGFGA+/-Pts
Nigeria
NGA
32106307
England
ENG
31204205
New Zealand
NZL
31117704
Chile
CHI
30033800