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Nigeria v Argentina sold out

Posted: 10 June 2010 Time: 10:57 pm

Officials have disclosed that Saturday's upcoming cracker between Nigeria and Argentina at the Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg has been sold out. 

Ellis Park Stadium is located in the centre of Johannesburg and has hosted many epic sporting events including the Final of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup between Brazil and the United States. The ground was given a significant face-lift before the Confederations Cup finals and now seats 62,000 fans, increasing its capacity by almost nine per cent from the previous 57,000.   Out Of Nigeria's 23–man squad, 10 of them have tasted action against Argentina before. Nwankwo Kanu was on the triumphant side when Nigeria's Under-17 team beat the Argentines at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Japan in 1993 and then captained the Under-23 team to beat Argentina to the Olympic football gold in the USA in 1996.   Kanu, Joseph Yobo and John Utaka were in the team that lost to Argentina at the 2002 World Cup, while Osaze Odemwingie, Chinedu Obasi, Obinna Nsofor, Dele Adeleye and Sani Kaita were in the Under-23 team that lost to Argentina in the Olympic football gold medal match in Beijing in 2008.   Lukman Haruna captained the Nigeria Under-17 team that beat Argentina in the quarter-finals of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Korea three years ago.   Taye Taiwo, Obasi, Adeleye, Kaita and Nsofor were on the losing side when Argentina piped the Flying Eagles 2-1 to win the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Netherlands in 2005.

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Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 11:16 pm
The clash between the Argentines and Nigeria will be the final before the real final, because of the history between both teams.
The end of 90 min will decide who carries the day, but it will be suicidal to underrate Nigeria

www.grelohi.com/fffmag
Anonymous
posted: 11:21 pm
History or no history Nigeria will carry the day because they are the visiting team. GO SE GO!
Anonymous
posted: 11:24 pm
History or no history Nigeria will carry the day because they are the visiting team. GO SE GO!
Anonymous
posted: 11:29 pm
eagles you need not to be panick, argentina have players but they have no coach,maradona is suck, i lived in south america here all most every team beat maradona
Anonymous
posted: 11:35 pm
Finally the world cup is here. We wish Nigeria the best. I wish other African teams the best as well. However, only one team will win the cup. How I wish it will be Nigeria. If we are at our best and luck is also on our side, we can as well win it.

Also hoping South Africans give a good account of themselves regarding hosting a successful first African World Cup. Hoping and wishing the visitors have the best of fun during and after the competition.

Now is the time to sit back and enjoy the world cup.
Anonymous
posted: 12:10 am
Three Greek World Cup players had money stolen from their hotel rooms and Chinese journalists were robbed at gunpoint, officials said on Thursday. The incidents in the crime-plagued host country follow the armed robbery of Spanish and Portuguese journalists at a lodge north of Johannesburg on Wednesday.

Police said a group of tourists from Canada, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Tanzania returned to their bus at a visit to a wine estate outside Cape Town to find nine passports, two digital cameras, a laptop and $500 cash missing. A case of theft had been opened, a statement said.

I just hope they're not going blame it on Naija as they usually.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22/20100610/twl-uk-soccer-world-robbery-672dc0e.html


Anonymous
posted: 12:11 am
Three Greek World Cup players had money stolen from their hotel rooms and Chinese journalists were robbed at gunpoint, officials said on Thursday. The incidents in the crime-plagued host country follow the armed robbery of Spanish and Portuguese journalists at a lodge north of Johannesburg on Wednesday.

Police said a group of tourists from Canada, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Tanzania returned to their bus at a visit to a wine estate outside Cape Town to find nine passports, two digital cameras, a laptop and $500 cash missing. A case of theft had been opened, a statement said.

I just hope they're not going blame it on Naija as they usually do.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22/20100610/twl-uk-soccer-world-robbery-672dc0e.html


mckayxxx
posted: 12:25 am
World Cup 2010: Greece Squad Fall Victim To Robbery In Durban.
Three members of the Greek national team were robbed at their hotel in Durban.

READ FUUL STORY:
http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/67/world-cup/2010/06/10/1969792/world-cup-2010-greece-squad-fall-victim-to-robbery-in-durban

A country of EVIL PEOPLE WHO CANNOT TAKE CARE OF VISITORS!
Anonymous
posted: 12:34 am
@mckayxxx why the last comment? Why do you have to sink so low?
Rastaman
posted: 12:45 am
There are crimes everywhere in the world and this kind of bad incidents are usually expected during events such as the world cup as such every stakeholder should and must be vigilant and security conscious. For instance, why leave passports, digital cameras, cash etc in a bus while on a tourist tour? Where was the driver of the bus? Why was the tourist not given a police escort? Apportion no blame to anyone, everybody that is in South Africa and is involved in this world cup should take some security measures instead of wanting to paint a particular country or tribe as being bad.
Anonymous
posted: 01:14 am
Wishing my darling Super Eagles the bride of Africa Soccer well at the World cup. My the gods of our forefathers (Amadioha, Sango, Ogun, Allah) continue to guide u as they have always done in the past in Africa soil(Caf always pay our hotel bills till the last day of 95% of ANC competition). May the Almighty God bless you lads with good family spirit in camp and a sense of purpose as a house united can’t fall to any opposition. Go Super Eagles! The bride of Africa football.
holybaba
posted: 01:18 am
@Kc 9Ja 4 Life,na wetin history mean sef,abeg make una tel me,history na story,9Ja 2-mara 0..so shal e b my ppl.i rest ma sef here 4 now.
Anonymous
posted: 01:31 am
Ok, the coach invited Haruna and ideye who're clearly some of the worst player from the U-20 and U-17 champions squad yet likes of Rabiu Ibrahim, Wilfred Osuji, Nwankwo Obiorah, Gbolahan Salami, Solomon Okoronkwo, Kabiru Akinsola, Chrisantus, Akeem Agbetu, Emmanuel Sarki, Mustapha Ibrahim and King Osanga who are clearly far better are being shut out of the national team just because they're not playing for chelsea or man.u? Nigeria, what a country indeed.
Anonymous
posted: 01:33 am
Rabiu Afolabi was the captain on the u20 national team in Nigeria 99. The Nigerian team defeated Argentina in the second group match 4-0 at the national stadium surule lagos. A certain Yobo was also in that team. I am not sure if it was Joseph. The then Yobo was not a defender.
The word.
posted: 02:36 am
@clement, what so speacial about Nigeria and Argentina's match that you call it "final before the real final". Its just like every other matches in the first round.

heaven helps those who helps themselves. if Nigeria deserve to win, we will win and if not so be it.

The match was not sold out because of Nigeria, it was sold out because of Argentina stars:messi,teves and the rest. who do we have that will pull the sold out crowd.
Anonymous
posted: 02:38 am
@kayode. joseph yobe was a striker from his time in machellin fc in ph to his first season in standard liege of belgium.he was a striker in NIG 99 before his coach in standard liege converted him to a defended which he started as a right full back before moving to the central position
Anonymous
posted: 03:17 am
6.5 to 1 are the odds for the supereagles to beat Argentina, gee why are our to low?

I still beleive....
Go Nigeria,
GOOD PEOPLE, GREAT NATION -----maxwel rex
Anonymous
posted: 03:18 am
6.5 to 1 are the odds for the supereagles to beat Argentina, gee why are our to low?

I still beleive....
Go Nigeria,
GOOD PEOPLE, GREAT NATION -----maxwel rex
Anonymous
posted: 04:19 am
i think our players should be abke to defect them
Anonymous
posted: 04:19 am
Great Rivalry between both countries on the field of play. No much difference though Argies will go into this game as favorites and a victory for nigeria will be regarded as an upset.

We expect the eagles to soar. The players should go with confidence having played against several of the argies in the past. Wishing the Eagles all the best.

THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH
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