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  • Date:22 Jun 2010
  • Kick-off:19:30
  • Venue:Moses Mabhida Stadium
  • Attendance:61,874
Goal!

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93mins

Dong-Jin Kim comes on in place of Chu-Young Park.

92mins

Dan Shittu challenges Jung-Soo Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sung-Ryong Jung restarts play with the free kick.

91mins

Victor Obinna takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand post.

90mins

Victor Obinna produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

89mins

Uwa Echiejile is caught offside. Sung-Ryong Jung restarts play with the free kick.

86mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Obafemi Martins by Ji-Sung Park. Sung-Yong Ki leaves the field to be replaced by Jae-Sung Kim. Direct free kick taken by Dan Shittu.

83mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dan Shittu on Chu-Young Park. Chu-Young Park takes the free kick.

81mins

Shot from just outside the area by Victor Obinna misses to the left of the target.

80mins

Effort on goal by Obafemi Martins from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

79mins

The referee blows for offside against Ji-Sung Park. Indirect free kick taken by Dan Shittu.

78mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yong Ki, save by Vincent Enyeama.

78mins

Dickson Etuhu concedes a free kick for a foul on Jung-Woo Kim. Direct free kick taken by Chung-Yong Lee.

77mins

Corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yong Ki from the right by-line, Jung-Soo Lee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rabiu Afolabi. Free kick taken by Vincent Enyeama.

77mins

Chung-Yong Lee takes a shot. Save by Vincent Enyeama.

76mins

Effort on goal by Ji-Sung Park from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

74mins

Chinedu Obasi Ogbuke sends in a cross.

74mins

Sung-Yong Ki decides to take a short corner.

72mins

Young-Pyo Lee crosses the ball.

71mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yong Ki from the right by-line, Jung-Woo Kim takes a shot. Blocked by Dan Shittu.

71mins

Du-Ri Cha produces a cross, Dan Shittu manages to make a clearance.

70mins

Victor Obinna replaces Ayegbeni Yakubu.

68mins

Penalty awarded for a foul by Nam-Il Kim on Chinedu Obasi Ogbuke. Booking for Nam-Il Kim for unsporting behaviour. Placed penalty scored by Ayegbeni Yakubu. Nigeria 2-2 South Korea.Assist by Chinedu Obasi Ogbuke.

66mins

The ball is crossed by Ayiila Yussuf, Shot from close in by Ayegbeni Yakubu misses to the left of the target.

65mins

Nam-Il Kim takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

64mins

Sung-Yong Ki fouled by Ayiila Yussuf, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Sung-Yong Ki from right wing, Rabiu Afolabi makes a clearance.

63mins

(South Korea) makes a substitution, with Nam-Il Kim coming on for Ki-Hun Yeom. Corner taken by Sung-Yong Ki from the right by-line, Vincent Enyeama makes a save.

62mins

Chu-Young Park takes a shot. Vincent Enyeama makes a save.

61mins

The ball is sent over by Ayegbeni Yakubu, save by Sung-Ryong Jung.

61mins

Young-Pyo Lee takes a shot. Save by Vincent Enyeama.

59mins

Dickson Etuhu challenges Sung-Ryong Jung unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sung-Ryong Jung restarts play with the free kick.

59mins

Kalu Uche decides to take the corner short, clearance made by Sung-Ryong Jung.

58mins

Obafemi Martins fouled by Yong-Hyung Cho, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dan Shittu.

57mins

Obafemi Martins comes on in place of Nwankwo Kanu.

54mins

Unfair challenge on Ki-Hun Yeom by Dickson Etuhu results in a free kick. Chu-Young Park fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

52mins

Young-Pyo Lee produces a cross.

52mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ki-Hun Yeom. Vincent Enyeama restarts play with the free kick.

51mins

Unfair challenge on Rabiu Afolabi by Chung-Yong Lee results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Rabiu Afolabi.

50mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Uwa Echiejile. Sung-Ryong Jung takes the free kick.

48mins

Dan Shittu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chu-Young Park. Chu-Young Park hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Nigeria 1-2 South Korea.

47mins

Kalu Uche produces a cross, save made by Sung-Ryong Jung.

47mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nwankwo Kanu by Yong-Hyung Cho. Direct free kick taken by Chinedu Obasi Ogbuke.

47mins

Young-Pyo Lee takes a shot. Save by Vincent Enyeama.

47mins

Unfair challenge on Jung-Woo Kim by Dickson Etuhu results in a free kick. Sung-Ryong Jung restarts play with the free kick.

46mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chinedu Obasi Ogbuke by Jung-Woo Kim. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Chidi Odiah from right channel, Ji-Sung Park makes a clearance.

46mins

Joseph Yobo goes off and Uwa Echiejile comes on.

45mins

Nwankwo Kanu fouled by Jung-Woo Kim, the ref awards a free kick. Chidi Odiah takes the direct free kick.

43mins

Handball decision goes against Ayegbeni Yakubu. Sung-Ryong Jung restarts play with the free kick.

42mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jung-Woo Kim by Ayiila Yussuf. The referee cautions Ayiila Yussuf for unsporting behaviour. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Ki-Hun Yeom, comfortable save by Vincent Enyeama.

41mins

Dickson Etuhu concedes a free kick for a foul on Ji-Sung Park. Sung-Yong Ki takes the free kick.

37mins

Chinedu Obasi Ogbuke challenges Young-Pyo Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chinedu Obasi Ogbuke receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Sung-Yong Ki sends in a cross, Jung-Soo Lee grabs a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Nigeria 1-1 South Korea.Sung-Yong Ki provided the assist for the goal.

36mins

Ayegbeni Yakubu challenges Du-Ri Cha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sung-Ryong Jung.

36mins

Kalu Uche produces a right-footed shot from long range and strikes the post.

34mins

Foul by Dickson Etuhu on Ji-Sung Park, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Chu-Young Park from the free kick.

32mins

The ball is crossed by Ayegbeni Yakubu, save made by Sung-Ryong Jung.

31mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Vincent Enyeama on Ji-Sung Park. The referee shows Vincent Enyeama a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Sung-Yong Ki crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left by-line, save by Vincent Enyeama.

30mins

Chinedu Obasi Ogbuke takes a shot. Save by Sung-Ryong Jung.

28mins

Yong-Hyung Cho concedes a free kick for a foul on Ayegbeni Yakubu. Direct free kick taken by Rabiu Afolabi.

28mins

A cross is delivered by Du-Ri Cha, clearance by Ayiila Yussuf.

27mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jung-Soo Lee by Ayegbeni Yakubu. Sung-Ryong Jung takes the free kick.

26mins

Sung-Yong Ki gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nwankwo Kanu. Free kick taken by Ayiila Yussuf.

25mins

Young-Pyo Lee fouled by Nwankwo Kanu, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jung-Soo Lee.

24mins

Chu-Young Park takes a shot. Comfortable save by Vincent Enyeama.

23mins

Effort from the edge of the box by Chinedu Obasi Ogbuke goes wide of the right-hand upright.

21mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jung-Woo Kim on Ayiila Yussuf. Kalu Uche has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

20mins

Jung-Woo Kim takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.

20mins

Corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yong Ki, clearance by Joseph Yobo.

19mins

Ayiila Yussuf challenges Ji-Sung Park unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ki-Hun Yeom crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Dickson Etuhu manages to make a clearance.

14mins

Short corner worked by Ki-Hun Yeom.

14mins

The ball is crossed by Du-Ri Cha, Vincent Enyeama makes a save.

12mins

Centre by Chidi Odiah, A goal is scored by Kalu Uche from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Nigeria 1-0 South Korea.Chidi Odiah provided the assist for the goal.

8mins

Sung-Yong Ki produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

7mins

Ayiila Yussuf concedes a free kick for a foul on Ji-Sung Park. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sung-Yong Ki from left channel, Dickson Etuhu manages to make a clearance.

4mins

Ayiila Yussuf challenges Sung-Yong Ki unfairly and gives away a free kick. Yong-Hyung Cho takes the free kick.

2mins

Close range effort by Chung-Yong Lee goes wide of the right-hand upright.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

The first half comes to an end.

The match restarts for the second half.

The referee blows for the end of the match.

Match Preview

Lagerback confident Eagles can be super Nigeria coach Lars Lagerback is confident the Super Eagles will finally show their worth in the crucial Group B showdown against South Korea. The African side goes into the encounter in Durban on the back of two straight defeats in their opening World Cup matches. "I am very positive about our game," said Lagerback. "Let's hope we can show that an African team can play well and get a result." Lagerback expects a battle from start to finish against the 2002 semi-finalists, who beat Greece before losing 4-1 to Argentina. "It's going to be difficult," he said. "But this is a World Cup and every game is tough. "I nevertheless believe we can win. I think the team has the right attitude. We have a really good team and I hope we can show it to the world." Despite losses to Greece and Argentina, Lagerback's men can still qualify for the last 16 provided they beat South Korea and the South Americans take three points from Greece. "We hope Argentina will help us along the way," he said. "But we have to concentrate on our game and get a result. As a coach, nothing is impossible and Greece could beat Argentina but really I expect Argentina to win that game." Should Nigeria fail, Lagerback has neither confirmed nor denied if this would be his last game in charge of the Super Eagles. "Every coach always prepares to stay longer in a tournament," he said. "We haven't discussed that between me and the federation. We will see after the World Cup." Lagerback has not ruled out making changes to the side that lost 2-1 against Greece. Nigeria captain Kanu could be given playing time having sat out their opening two matches. "I could make changes," he said. "Everybody in the team wants to play this game. Kanu is in the picture and it's quite possible he could play." The former Sweden coach said the team has not been affected by the death threats received by Sani Kaita after he was sent off in the 2-1 defeat to Greece. "It's not a good thing," he said. "I think it's very sad that this situation comes out. "But it's something that we have to handle and I think the players have handled it really well. "I was also happy to see how the players supported Kaita in the team's meeting." The 61-year-old is confident left-back Taye Taiwo and Uwa Echiejile will feature in the match after both players sustained minor injuries against Greece. South Korea coach Huh Jung-moo is confident his side can reach the last 16 of the World Cup for the first time on foreign soil. The Taegeuk Warriors are second in Group B alongside Greece on three points and know that victory over Nigeria would secure a place in the next round provided Greece fail to beat group leaders Argentina in the other pool game. "We are going to keep an eye on the other match," said Jung-moo. "But the important thing is for us to play a good game and get a good result. "Our players up until now have been preparing for the round of 16. We are almost there. "We have been preparing for this for almost a year. This is the last match before we reach our goal and we are really going to fight hard in order to achieve this." South Korea began their campaign with an impressive 2-0 win over Greece, but lost 4-1 to a rampant Argentina on Thursday. Jung-moo believes his side have not been affected by that heavy loss. "We are simply looking forward to progressing to the round of 16," he said. "We left behind us the game against Argentina and our only focus is on beating Nigeria. "My players are confident and are ready to play this important game. I believe in my players and I think we can do a good job. We have 23 players that have potential and we have a strong idea as to what we as a team have to do to come out triumphant." Jung-moo has not ruled out making tactical alterations for the game and said: "We have a different strategy for each match. Perhaps we were a little bit defensive when playing against Argentina. "But I don't want my players to focus on just attacking against Nigeria. I want my team to play a balanced game in order to win." Jung-moo could give veteran forward Ahn Jung Hwan some playing time against Nigeria. Ahn, who made a name for himself after scoring the golden goal to eliminate Italy from the last 16 at the 2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan, has not featured in his team's first two games in South Africa.

Formation:4231Manager: Lars Lagerback

Nigeria

Formation: 4411Manager: Jung-moo Huh

South Korea

  • Vincent Enyeama
  • Chidi Odiah
  • Joseph Yobo
  • Dan Shittu
  • Rabiu Afolabi
  • Ayiila Yussuf
  • Dickson Etuhu
  • Chinedu Obasi Ogbuke
  • Nwankwo Kanu
  • Kalu Uche
  • Ayegbeni Yakubu
  • SUBS
  • Austin Ejide
  • Taye Taiwo
  • John Utaka
  • Obafemi Martins
  • Brown Ideye
  • Peter Odemwingie
  • Lukman Haruna
  • Victor Obinna
  • Uwa Echiejile
  • Dele Adeleye
  • Dele Aiyenugbu

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Match Report

Draw enough for South Korea South Korea clinched a place in the last 16 of the World Cup for the first time on foreign soil despite being held to a 2-2 draw by Nigeria in their final Group B match in Durban. Kalu Uche opened the scoring for the African team in the 12th minute and almost doubled his side's lead shortly after the half-hour mark but his powerful strike smashed off the near post. Lee Jung-soo equalised in the 38th minute and then Park Chu-young's free-kick early in the second half turned the match on its head. Korea shot themselves in the foot when substitute Kim Nam-Il brought down Chinedu Obasi inside the area midway through the second half. Ayegbeni Yakubu, having missed the easiest of tap-ins seconds earlier, made amends by restoring parity from the penalty spot. The outcome sealed second spot in the group for Korea and a second-round match against Uruguay on Saturday in Port Elizabeth. Argentina, who beat Greece 2-0, topped the pool. Needing a win to progress to the next round, Nigeria coach Lars Lagerback made four changes to his starting XI from the side that lost 2-1 against Greece, one of which saw Portsmouth striker Kanu included after failing to feature in his side's opening two defeats. South Korea enjoyed a strong start and almost took the lead after two minutes, but Bolton's Lee Chung-yong directed his close-range effort just wide of the far post. Shortly after, Celtic midfielder Ki Sung-yueng's right-footed strike from 25 yards went over the bar as South Korea got closer. But it was Nigeria who took a surprise lead soon after. In their first purposeful attack, Chidi Odiah went on a superb run and crossed towards the heart of the area, where Uche beat Cha Du-ri to the ball and fired past Jung Sung-ryong. Uche's free-kick went over the bar in the 20th minute and, seconds later, Obasi struck wide from the edge of the area as Nigeria looked to double their lead. Nigeria were gaining confidence and, on the half-hour mark, Obasi surged inside the area but his central shot was saved by Sung-ryong. Shortly after the half-hour mark, Park Chu-young's free-kick went wide as Korea struggled to find the finishing touch. But the Koreans did find the equaliser before the break when Ki Sung-yueng's free-kick towards the far post was met by Lee Jung-soo, whose first-time finish beat Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama. Both teams went into the break with all to play for. Korea picked up where they left off after the interval and went ahead in the 48th minute. Park Chu-young's free-kick swerved towards the post and Enyeama failed to get a touch. Lagerback introduced Obafemi Martins to replace Kanu in the 56th minute in the hope he could spark his team to life. On the hour mark, Yeom Ki-hun's dangerous cross towards the area found Park Chu-young and his seemingly goalbound strike was met by a fine save from Enyeama. Nigeria should have pulled level seconds later after Uche set up an unmarked Yakubu, but he inexplicably tapped wide of an open goal from two yards - much to the horror of his team-mates. Yakubu made amends soon after by firing a spot-kick past Jung Sung-ryong. Park Ji-sung fired wide of the near post with 15 minutes remaining while, at the other end, Martins surged inside the area and his chip beat Jung Sung-ryong but went wide. Korea defended deeply thereafter but held on for a vital point.

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