The hope of the Super Eagles qualifying for the 2nd round of the 2010 World Cup dimmed today when they were defeated 2-1 by Greece who got their first ever goal and victory since participating in the World Cup tournaments.
Nigeria is now at the bottom of the Group B’s table. Leading the table is Argentina with 6points,
With one match to go, can Nigeria qualify for the 2nd round?
Nigeria’s Starting XI:
Vincent Enyeama,Taye Taiwo,Joseph Yobo,Danny Shittu,Chidi Odiah,Kalu Uche,Lukman Haruna,Dickson Etuhu, Sani Kaita, Osaze Peter Odemwingie,Yakubu Aiyegbeni
Greece Strating X1
Alexandros Tzorvas, Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Loukas Vyntra,Avraam Papadopoulos,Vasilios Torosidis,Alexandros Tziolis,
Sokratis Papastathopoulos,Konstantinos Katsouranis,Georgios Karagounis,Theofanis Gekas,Dimitrios Salpingidis
00min: Kick off
1min:Â Eagles in a slow build up
5mins: Sani Kaita puts in a cross
9mins: Goal kick for Greece
12mins: Karagounis puts in a cross
14mins: Papastathopoulos commits a rough foul , gets a yellow
15mins: Nigeria gets a free kick
16mins: Kalu Uche scores the free kick
20mins: Nigeria gets another free kick
21mins:Â Taiwo plays a shot, hit theÂ defense wall
27mins: Nigeria’s goal kick
29mins: Eagles in a counter attack
29mins: Greece header goes wide
31mins: Nigeria’s goal kick
33mins:Â Kaita gets a red card for a challenge on Vasilios Torosidis,Â covers his face as he walks off the pitch.
36mins: Greece makes it first substitution
38mins: VincentÂ Enyeama to the rescue, saves
39mins: Gekas heads wide
41mins: Georgios Samaras’sÂ shotÂ on target clears off the line
42mins: Greece confident on the attack
44mins: Greece scores a goal
45mins: Final whistle.
45mins: 2nd half begins
56mins: Taye Taiwo is injured,replaced by Uwa Echiejile.
59mins: Obuke misses Nigeria’s best chance inÂ a counter attack
60mins:Â Alexandros TziolisÂ gets a yellow card
68mins: Enyeama in another daring save
71mins: Vasilios Torosidis scores for Greece
76mins: Enyeama to the rescue
81mins: Rabiu Afolabi replaces Uwa Echiejile , who got injured
90 + mins: The final whistle.