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Nigeria
2
 
2
Korea Republic
K. Uche  12' 1-0 
 1-1J. Lee  38'
 1-2C. Park  49'
Y. Aiyegbeni  (Pen)  69' 2-2 
HT: 1-1
Moses Mabhida Stadium (Attendance: 61,874)
Referee: Olegario Benquerenga
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Nigeria vs. South Korea
Minute Commentary
93' SOUTH KOREA PROGRESS
South Korea progress at the expense of Nigeria, who become the third African side to bow out of the 2010 World Cup. Schoolboy errors proved costly for the Super Eagles, who still had their chances to nick all three points; Yakubu won't sleep well tonight, that's for sure. The Koreans battle on, then, but on this form, will find Uruguay too tough a nut to crack. It finishes, Nigeria 2-2 South Korea.
92' SUBSTITUTION
Classic time waster as Dong-Jin replaces the lively Chu-Young.
89' A WHISKER AWAY
So close to a stunning winner as Victor Obinna sees his vicious 20-yarder sail just inches wide of the post. He's impressed since coming on.
87' PLAIN SAILING
Argentina are now two-goals to the good. Mexico await Maradona's pace-setters.
85' SUBSTITUTION
Some much-needed fresh legs for South Korea as Ki Sung-Yong makes way for Kim Jae-Sung.
83' SHOT IN VAIN
Dickson Etuhu rolls the ball to Obinna, who spanks one off target. It's a poor effort, but this one is still there for the taking. Who wants it most?
81' SQUANDERED
Obasi - arguably Nigeria's stand-out man - sends Oba Martins through on goal, but he lifts the ball over the advancing Jung Sung-Ryong and wide of the far post. What a chance.
80' ARGIES ON TOP
Argentina look set to progress with maximum points - they're one-up over Greece. South Korea will follow, if things stay as they are.
77' OPEN GAME
This one's getting a little stretched, with both teams chasing all three points. Lee Chung-Yong breaks clear, but can't negotiate a way past Enyeama.
75' TIRED LEGS
Nigeria's Obasi appears to be struggling with cramp. He'll have to hang in - Lagerback's already made use of all three substitutes.
73' SUBSTITUTION
Lars Lagerback's going for it; Obinna on, Yakubu 'miss of the century' Aiyegbeni off.
71' DISASTER AVERTED
Nigeria's hard work is almost undone as Danny Shittu very nearly guides Cha Du-Ri's inviting cross past his own keeper. Talk about let off.
69' GOAAAAL!!!!
YAKUBU atones for that horror miss with the coolest of spot kicks, the Everton striker sending the keeper the wrong way to slide the ball into the bottom right-hand corner. Game very much on.
68' PENALTY
No hesistation from the referee as Kim Nam-Il fells Obasi in the box. Penalty...
65' SITTER
Oh. My. Word. Ayila scampers to the byline and cuts the ball across goal for the unmarked Yakubu, who, from just two yards out, slides the ball woefully wide. Miss of the tournament.
63' SUBSTITUTION
First Korean changes as Kim Nam-Il comes on at the expense of Yeom Ki-Kun.
62' SWEEPING COUNTER
Half chance to kill off the game as South Korea race upfield at breakneck speed. Yeom Ki-Hun slides a clever ball across the box for Park Chu-Young, who's foiled by the onrushing Enyeama.
59' ON THE DECK
Korean stopper Jung Sung-ryong goes down after colliding with Yakubu. Bit too aggressive from the burly striker, that.
58' NICKED AWAY
Oba Martins makes his presence felt, the former Magpie releasing Yakubu. The Yak shifts inside, but his last touch is heavy and allows Cho Yong-Hyung to nick the ball away.
55' SUBSTITUTION
Surely Nwankwo Kanu's final World Cup appearance? The ex-Arsenal man is replaced by Obafemi Martins.
53' DEADBALL DANGER
Olegário Benquerença unfairly penalises Dickson Etuhu for a soft challenge on Park Chu-Young. The South Korean no.10 lines up the free kick and smashes the ball narrowly wide. Shoot-on-sight seems a good policy given Enyeama's uncertainty.
51' GROUP B UPDATE
Still 0-0 between Greece and Argentina, so South Korea will go through as runners-up to face group A winners Uruguay, as things are.
48' GOAAAAL!!!!
Could this be the goal that sees South Korea into the knock-out stages? Danny Shittu concedes a silly free kick on the corner of the Nigeria area and up steps PARK CHU-YOUNG to bend the ball round the wall and beyond the poorly-positioned Vincent Enyeama. Another gaffe from the Nigerian stopper - this one, though, could be terminal.
47' SPILLAGE
Nervy moment for Lars Lagerback as Vincent Enyeama spills Young-Pyo's 20-yard curler, before gathering at the second time of asking.
46' SECOND HALF
Up and running again in Durban. One change at the break, with Uwa Echiejile on in place of Joseph Yobo at the heart of Nigeria's back four.
45' ALL TO PLAY FOR
South Korea going through, then, as it stands. Nigeria came out of the traps flying, with Uche grabbing his second of the tournament, but a lapse in concentration sees the ball back in the South Koreans' backyard. Nigeria will almost certainly have to throw the kitchen sink after the break, while a draw's good enough for the Koreans, provided Greece fail to beat Argentina. HT: 1-1.
43' CHANGING TIDE
South Korea look the more likely as Yeom Ki-Hun bends a free kick straight at Enyeama. That equaliser's knocked the stuffing out of the Nigerians.
40' YELLOW CARD
Kim Jung-Woo hits the deck under Yusuf Ayila's poor challenge. Blatant booking.
38' GOAAAAL!!!!
Really awful goal to concede after such a fantastic start, and South Korea are level. A Ki Sung-Yeung free kick sails into the danger zone and onto the head of the stealthy LEE JUNG-SOO to unconvincingly nod the ball onto his boot and into the net. Game on.
37' YELLOW CARD
Deserved booking for Obasi, who catches Lee Young-Pyo very late.
36' OFF THE POST
Phwoar! Kala Uche - in search of his third goal of the tournament - turns on a sixpence and sees his 25-yard rocket come back off the woodwork. What a let off.
34' SUPER EAGLES
Hats off to Nigeria - they're up for this and are playing some really decent stuff. South Korea have yet to click.
31' YELLOW CARD
Nigeria keeper Vincent Enyeama charges out of his area and is booked for hauling down Park Ji-Sung outside his area. The keeper just about deals with Ki Sung-Yeung's ensuing deadball delivery.
30' PASS AND MOVE
Obasi again finds himself on the end of a promising Nigeria move. He turns well, but fires straight down the throat of Jung Sung-Ryong.
29' LATE CHALLENGE
Yakubu goes down under Yong-hyung's mistimed challenged. Obasi lines up the resulting free kick, but fails to test the keeper.
26' BIT LIKE A BRICK...
Danny Shittu heroically throws himself in front of Park Chu-Young on the edge of the area, just as the South Korean threatened to let rip.
24' SMOTHERED
Park Chu-Young looks to get on the end of Park Ji-Sung's cute through ball, but Enyeama's off his line to see out the danger.
22' LIKE LIGHTNING
Yakubu motors up the left-hand side, shaking of his marker and feeding Chinedua Obasi. Bit of a rush of blood from the Hoffenheim striker, though - he fires well wide of the target.
21' MEXICAN WAVE
Not always a good sign when the fans kick-start a Mexican wave, barely 20 minutes into a game. Suffice to say, it's not the greatest spectacle in Durban.
19' POSSESSION PLAY
Good spell for the Koreans, with Park Ji-sung heavily involved. Not much of a cutting edge in the final third, though.
16' GROUP B UPDATE
Still goalless between Greece and Argentina so, as it stands, the Greeks will progress behind the Argies.
13' RESPONSE
Almost an immediate response from the Koreans as Vincent Enyeama spills a cross from Cha Du-ri. Fortunately for the Nigerian stopper, the ensuing corner comes to nothing.
11' GOAAAAL!!!!
South Korea go to sleep as Chidi Odiah, hugging the right touchline, ghosts past two defenders before whipping a telling ball across goal. Cha Du-ri's caught ball watching and KALU UCHE guides the ball into the net. Schoolboy defending.
9' CROCKED?
Danny Shittu goes down in total agony with what looks like a knee problem. He ambles off for treatment, but makes a surprisingly swift return.
7' WELLIED WIDE
Ayila concedes a free kick in shooting territory, on the edge of the Nigeria 'D'. It's played short to Sung-Yeung, who leathers one well wide of the upright.
6' STILL GOT IT
Nwankwo Kanu shows good feet and fantastic balance to shield the ball from a couple of Korean challenges. He was a surprise inclusion, what with Oba Martins on the bench, but he's still got it.
4' SERVICE RESUMED
Lee Chung-Yong returns to the fray, with South Korea enjoying the lion's share of possession in the opening stages.
2' MAGIC SPONGE
Lee Chung-Yong picked up a knock as he charged in on goal just then. He's off the pitch and needs attention.
1' GOLDEN
So close to a dream start for the Koreans. Lee Jung-soo escapes his marker down the right and slides a delightful ball into the path of Lee Chung-Yong, who turns it wide with just the keeper to beat.
0' WE'RE OFF
The ball's rolling in Durban, with South Korea playing from right to left. Portugal's Olegário Benquerença, this evening's match official.
0' PRE-MATCH POMP
Nigeria's fans belt out “Arise, O Compatriots”, while the Koreans' “Patriotic Song” is equally stirring. So much on the line for both these sides, and they know it.
0' HERE THEY COME
It's far from full, but there's a real buzz at the stunning Moses Mabhida Stadium as the players take to the pitch in Durban.
0' YELLOW PERIL
Four players are just one booking away from suspension: Nigeria's Haruna and Obasi Ogbuke and South Korea's Lee Chung-yong and Yeom Ki-hun.
0' THE TEAMS ARE IN
South Korea coach Huh Jung-moo makes one change to the side that lost 4-0 to Argentina, with right-back Cha Doo-ri coming in for Oh Beom-seok. The ageing Nwankwo Kanu starts for Lars Lagerback's side, who also bring in Yussuf Ayila for Lukman Haruna, Rabiu Afolabi for Taye Taiwo and Chinedu Ogbuke Obasi for Peter Odemwingie.
0' PREDICTION
South Korea - gutsy in defeat against Argentina - should have too much for a Nigeria side that hasn't won a World Cup game since 1998: South Korea 2-0 Nigeria.
0' WHAT'S AT STAKE
As things stand, Nigeria sit bottom of Group B, having lost to both Argentina and Greece. Even if the Super Eagles beat the Koreans, they will still have to rely on events elsewhere; a draw or win for Greece against the Argentines would render Nigeria's result against South Korea meaningless. Should the Koreans draw and Greece lose to Messi and co, Huh Jung-Moo's side would progress to the last 16.
0' EARLY TEAM NEWS
Sani Kaita is suspended for Nigeria after seeing red against Greece, but defenders Taye Taiwo and Elderson Echiejile are expected to recover from minor injury complaints. South Korea coach Huh Jung-Moo has no injury or suspension worries and will likely name an unchanged side.
0' PREVIEW
Nigeria face South Korea knowing that even if they win they may not make it to the last 16. With three points from a possible six compared to Nigeria's bagel, the Koreans are best placed to progress, but with most African nations disappointing on home soil, African eyes will be looking towards Nigeria for a dash of knock-out inspiration.
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Teams
Nigeria
(4-2-3-1)
31' Vincent Enyeama1
Chidi Odiah17
46' Joseph Yobo2
Daniel Olusola Shittu6
Rabiu Afolabi5
42' Atanda Ayila Yussuf13
Dickson Etuhu20
37' Chinedu Obasi19
57' Nwankwo Kanu4
12' Kalu Uche12
70' 69' Yakubu Aiyegbeni8
Substitutes
Austin Ejide16
Dele Aiyenugba23
46' Elderson Uwa Echiejile21
Taye Ismaila Taiwo3
Ayodele Adeleye22
Haruna Abdulkarim Lukman15
57' Obafemi Martins9
70' Victor Nsofor Obinna18
John Utaka7
Peter Odemwingie11
Brown Ideye10
Korea Republic
(4-4-2)
18Sung-Ryong Jung
22Doo-Ri Cha
4Yong Hyung Cho
14Jung-Soo Lee 38' 
12Young-Pyo Lee
17Chung-Yong Lee
16Sung-Yeung Ki 87'
8Jung Woo Kim
7Ji-Sung Park
19Ki Hoon Yeom 64'
10Chu Young Park 90' 49' 
Substitutes
21Young Kwang Kim
1Woon Jae Lee
15Dong-Jin Kim 90'
2Beom- Seok Oh
23Min-Soo Kang
3Hyung Il Kim
13Jae Sung Kim 87'
5Nam-Il Kim 68' 64'
6Bo-Kyung Kim
20Dong-Gook Lee
9Jung Hwan Ahn
11Seung Ryul Lee
Team Stats
Nigeria Korea Republic
2 Goals 2
1 Assists 1
11 Shots 16
4 Shots on Goal 8
6 Saves 1
1 Penalties Scored 0
1 Penalty Kicks 0
12 Crosses 18
1 Corner Kicks 7
1 Offsides 2
22 Fouls Committed 12
3 Cautions/Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
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Nigeria
No. Player G YC RC GA Svs
1V. Enyeama - 1 0 2 6
2J. Yobo 0 0 0 - -
4N. Kanu 0 0 0 - -
5R. Afolabi 0 0 0 - -
6D. Shittu 0 0 0 - -
8Y. Aiyegbeni 1 0 0 - -
12K. Uche 1 0 0 - -
13A. Yussuf 0 1 0 - -
17C. Odiah 0 0 0 - -
19C. Obasi 0 1 0 - -
20D. Etuhu 0 0 0 - -
Substitutes
9O. Martins 0 0 0 - -
18V. Obinna 0 0 0 - -
21E. Echiejile 0 0 0 - -

Korea Republic
No. Player G YC RC GA Svs
18S. Jung - 0 0 2 1
4Y. Cho 0 0 0 - -
7J. Park 0 0 0 - -
8J. Kim 0 0 0 - -
10C. Park 1 0 0 - -
12Y. Lee 0 0 0 - -
14J. Lee 1 0 0 - -
16S. Ki 0 0 0 - -
17C. Lee 0 0 0 - -
19K. Yeom 0 0 0 - -
22D. Cha 0 0 0 - -
Substitutes
5N. Kim 0 1 0 - -
13J. Kim 0 0 0 - -
15D. Kim 0 0 0 - -
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SOGShots on Goal
CKCorner Kicks
CRCrosses
OffOffsides
FCFouls Committed
FSFouls Suffered
YCYellow Cards
RCRed Cards
GAGoals Against
SvsSaves
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