Nige­ri­ans pay for Kaita send­ing off

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - WORLDCUP -

gREECE ............................................2 nIgE­RIA ...........................................1 GREECE came from be­hind to de­feat 10man nige­ria.

Kalu Uche’s free-kick put the africans ahead af­ter 16 min­utes and they were still a goal to the good when Sani Kaita was dis­missed on 33 min­utes.

oche fool­ishly kicked out at Vasileios Toro­sidis af­ter both play­ers had briefly tangled as they tried to win the ball.

Greece, the Ey­ro­pean cham­pi­ons in 2004,then adopted a more at­tack­ing for­ma­tion and it paid off with a cru­cial vic­tory.

a de­flected strike from Dim­itrios Salp­ingidis drew his side level and Toro­sidis then struck the win­ner 20 min­utes from time.

The re­sult leaves nige­ria vir­tu­ally cer­tain to be head­ing home af­ter the group stages as they face ar­gentina in their fi­nal qual­i­fy­ing game.

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