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Last Updated: Wednesday, 11 June, 2003, 18:14 GMT 19:14 UK
Result: Nigeria 0-3 Brazil
Follow the action from the Super Eagles friendly match against World Champions Brazil in the Abuja National Stadium.

Goalflashes and major incidents


Full-time: Nigeria 0-3 Brazil

93 min: Corner to Brazil - A chip puts Gilberto through but Okronkwo makes saving tackle. Brazil make little use of the resultant kick.

89 min: Okocha has been the man of the match for Nigeria. His chip goes to substitute Nworgu, who shoots from close range, which is saved by Dida's face. Adriano solo turn and burst is saved at his feet by Enyeama.

83 min: GOAL! Ricardinho pass frees the the overlapping Kleber who gives a low cross which is not held by the goalkeeper and striker Adriano lashes it in with his right foot.

78 min: Okocha passes to Lawal, who unleashes a fierce shot into the side netting.

77 min: Brazil's third substitution - Beletti goes off for Eduardo Costa, while Nigeria's Seyi Olofinjana comes on for Ikpe Ekong.

75 min: Long range chip by Okocha goes over the defence and is chested down by Kanu who is crowded out by Juan and Dida.

74 min: Dangerous chip by Okocha makes contact with Juan, who denies Obodo and the ball runs through to Dida.

73 min: Brazil makes double substitution - Midfielder Adriano for Gil and Striker Adriano for Luis Fabiano.

70 min: Okocha dribble and makes crossfield pass to Utaka who unleashes a spectacular shot which goes wide of Dida's post.

67 min: Ricardinho plays a pass to Fabiano down the left flank but Okoronkwo puts it into touch for a corner, which is cleared.

66 min: Okocha's 30 metre shot goes just wide of Dida's left post.

65 min: Udeze fouls Ronaldinho 25 metres out. Ronaldinho takes free kick and it goes over the bar.

64 min: Ikong gets yellow card for a sliding foul on Ronaldinho.

63 min: Obodo robs Lucio and races towards the Brazilian goal but Lucio recovers in time to block him. Obodo passes to Okocha who tries to split Brazil's defence with a pass which Kanu fails to control.

58 min: Udeze passes to Lawal, who crosses in the Brazilian box but no Nigerian is at the end of it.

57 min: Ronaldinho dribbles Udeze, chips over Enyeama but Okoronkwo does a great job to clear the ball off the Nigerian line.

53 min: Dangerous low cross by Kleberson but Okronkwo sends it over the line for a corner kick. Corner is cleared and falls for Ronaldinho who crosses beyond the far post where Gil heads back for Emerson. His volley goes near the left post.

51 min: Excellent diagonal pass from Okocha goes to Utaka who gets in front of the defender but kicks the ball too in front of himself and it goes to Dida.

50 min: Lucio passes to Fabiano but Okoronkwo averts danger.

49 min: Okocha pass free's Nigeria right back and his cross is headed away by Lucio.

47 min: Chris Obodo comes in for Aiyegbeni but Brazil make no changes.

Half-time: Nigeria 0-2 Brazil. The Super Eagles had most of the game for the first half hour but Brazil are in the lead due to their skilful use of the flanks. Nigeria is finding it hard to mark Brazil's overlapping full-backs.

46 min: Kanu get free kick near the corner flag. Okocha cross headed away by Lucio. Udeze gets to the left byline and a looping cross is cleared. Kanu gets to the ball but his cross is cleared by Kleberson.

44 min: The heart seems to out of the Nigerian team, as Brazil hold on thier two goal lead.

38 min: GOAL! Ronaldinho passes to the overlapping Beletti, who crosses to the far post over the goalkeeper for a close range header by Luis Fabiano, who does not miss.

37 min: Long mazy dribble by Utaka, goes past two opponents but his shot harmlessly goes across the face of the goal.

34 min: GOAL! A pass by Ricardinho behind the Nigerian right back sets up Gil on the left channel, who runs in and slips a left foot finish past Enyeama.

29 min: Ikong wins free kick near the corner flag. Okocha crosses but is headed clear. It fall to Udeze who makes a dangerous burst and a low cross is cleared. Nigeria immediately play it back in for Kanu, who beats Juan, gets to the byline and pulls another cross for Dida

27 min: Brazil triangle down the right ends with Gil heading towards the byline and just fails to keep the ball in play.

24 min: Kanu wins a free kick 30 metres away from goal. Orjinta's shot goes left of Dida's left post.

20 min: Cross by Utaka on the right. Lawal knocks down for Kanu, who shoots wide from the edge of the goal area.

19 min: Ronaldinho chips to Kleberson on the right. Saving tackle by Orjinta results in corner. Ronaldinho takes corner but is headed clear.

18 min: Nigeria takes a corner from the right. Kanu gets a header but a foul is given against Nigeria for pushing.

15 min: Beletti crosses from deep but it is comfortably held by Enyeama.

13 min: Yakubu Aiyegbeni goes past Juan with a burst of pace but Lucio makes covering tackle.

10 min: Kleberson pass frees Fabiano but Okoronkwo slides ball to concede a corner for Nigeria - Brazil's second of the game.

5 min: Okocha dribbles and makes a pass to Kanu but he is checked by Lucio.

4 min: Kanu's attempt to shoot was stopped.

3 min: Ronaldinho gets a pass from Fabiano but Okoronkwo makes a saving tackle.

1 min: Brazil's Ricardinho takes dangerous free kick but it is caught by Nigeria's Enyeama.

Match kicked off at 1900 GMT

Match commencement, originally scheduled for 1845 GMT, has been delayed following a minor crowd incident at the stadium.

Team line-ups

Nigeria - Vincent Enyeama, Joseph Enakhire, Ifeanyi Udeze, Ikpe Ekong, Issac Okoronkwo, Romanus Orjinta, Austin Okocha, John Utaka, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Nwankwo Kanu, Garba Lawal.

Brazil - Dida, Beletti, Lucio, Juan, Kleber, Ricardinho, Kleberson, Emerson, Ronaldinho, Gil, Luis Fabiano.


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