Tuesday, 22nd June 2010
Third African Team Stumbles
Nigeria vs South Korea
Nigeria could still qualify; if they beat South Korea and
Argentina win against Greece.
Nigeria got off to the perfect start when Kalu Uche put the West
Africans in front, with just 12 minutes played.
Just minutes after Kalu Uche hit the post, South Korea drew level; Lee
Jung-Soo getting to Ki Sung-Yeung's free kick; stooped to head the ball then hit it past
Early in the second-half, South Korea moved ahead of Nigeria through a
beautifully taken free-kick by Park Chu-Young.
A clumsy tackle by Kim Nam-Il on Chinedu Ogbuke earned Nigeria a
penalty; scored by Yakubu - to make up for his earlier 'miss of the tournament'.
Nigeria had a couple of chances in the closing minutes, through
substitute Victor Obinna but South Korea held on to qualify alongside Argentina. Nigeria
become the third African team to leave the tournament.
Nigeria 2 South Korea 2
1:0 Kalu Uche (12 mins)
1:1 Lee Jung-Soo (38 mins)
1.2 Park Chu-Young (49 mins)
2:2 Aiyegbeni Yakubu (69 mins) - penalty.
1 Vincent Enyeama; 5 Rabiu Afolabi, 6 Danny Shittu, 2 Joseph Yobo, 17 Chidi Odiah; 12 Kalu
Uche, 13 Yussuf Ayila, 20 Dickson Etuhu, 19 Chinedu Ogbuke; 8 Aiyegbeni Yakubu, 4 Nwankwo
18 Jung Sung-Ryong; 12 Lee Young-Pyo, 4 Cho Yong-Hyung, 14 Lee Jung-Soo, 22 Cha Du-Ri; 7
Park Ji-Sung, 8 Kim Jung-Woo, 19 Yeom Ki-Hun, 16 Ki Sung-Yueng, 17 Lee Chung-Yong; 10 Park
Olegario Benquerenca (Portugal)
46 Mins (Nigeria) - 21 Uwa Echiejile on for 2 Joseph Yobo
57 Mins (Nigeria) - 9 Obafemi Martins on for 4 Nwankwo Kanu
64 Mins (South Korea) - 5 Kim Nam-Il on for 19 Yeom Ki-Hun
70 Mins (Nigeria) - 18 Victor Obinna on for 8 Aiyegbeni Yakubu
87 Mins (South Korea) - 13 Kim Jae-Sung on for 16 Ki Sung-Yueng
92 Mins (South Korea) - 15 Kim Dong-Jin on for 10 Park Chu-Young
31 Mins - Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria)
37 Mins - Chinedu Ogbuke (Nigeria)
42 Mins - Yussuf Ayila (Nigeria)
68 Mins - Kim Nam-Il (South Korea)
0 Red Cards.
Greece vs Argentina.
Of their three previous meetings, all in South Korea, South Korea have beaten Nigeria
twice (2:1) in Busan (2001), and (1:0) in Seoul (1983). South Korea and Nigeria also drew
(2:2) in Daejeon (2001).
2010 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.
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