Nige­ria put up a brave fight

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - World Cup -

NIGE­RIA ................................ 2 SOUTH KOREA ...................... 2 SOUTh Korea will face Uruguay in the last 16 af­ter a hard-fought draw with nige­ria was enough to se­cure sec­ond place in Group B.

The asian side have never been past the open­ing stage of a World cup held out­side of their own coun­try and were made to fight to the last minute for the point which put them through.

nige­ria cre­ated chances through­out and took the lead when chidi Odiah squared for Kalu Uche to tap in early on.

But South Korea hit back through Lee Jung-Soo who scram­bled past Vin­cent enyeama from Ki Sung-Ye­ung’s free-kick.

Park chu-Young’s curled free kick re­stored South Korea’s lead four min­utes into the sec­ond half but Yakubu coolly slot­ted in a penalty af­ter Kim nam-il fouled Obasi Og­buke to level the game.

nige­ria started the game look­ing like a dif­fer­ent propo­si­tion to the side that pro­duced dis­jointed dis­plays in their de­feats by ar­gentina and Greece.

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