Nigeria vs Greece Score, Result, Recap: FIFA Football Game in Philadelphia Ends in 0-0 Draw (+Photos)

Nigeria and Greece battled in a FIFA friendly on Tuesday, but neither side could put the ball in the net.

The final score was 0-0. 

The game was played at the Philadelphia Union Stadium in Pennsylvania.

Soccer Laduma reports that “The Super Eagles made all of the running in the opening exchanges as the Greek side opted to play deep and keep a compact shape, trying to cut down any space.”

Both sides had fairly good shots on goal, but missed the target. That included a shot from Odemwinigie in the 14th minute and Onazi in the final five minutes.

“The game was more or less balanced in the first half before the Super Eagles took matters on their hands in the second half but failed to score against a very resilient Greece team,” added Star Africa.

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The game also included an injury–to Elderson. The extent isn’t clear at the moment.

Nigeria next faces the USA on June 7 before beginning World Cup play on June 16 against Iran.

They’ll also be playing Bosnia on June 21 and Argentina on June 25.

Greece will take on Bolivia on June 6 before starting World Cup play on June 14 against Colombia.

Greece will also in the World Cup be taking on Japan on June 19 and the Ivory Coast on June 24.

 

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