Argentina v Nigeria, 02 June 2002

Score1-0 to Argentina
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals group F
VenueKashima Stadium
Attendance34,050

Goals:

Gabriel Batistuta 63 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Defender Diego Placente
Defender Walter Samuel
Midfielder Diego Simeone
Midfielder Juan Pablo Sorin
Midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron (captain)
Midfielder Javier Zanetti
Forward Ariel Ortega

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ike Shorunmu
Defender/Centre back Isaac Okoronkwo
Defender/Centre back Efe Sodje
Defender/Centre back Taribo West
Defender/Midfielder Joseph Yobo
Defender/Left back Celestine Babayaro
Midfielder Garba Lawal
Midfielder Jay Jay Okocha (captain)
Forward Julius Aghahowa
Forward Nwankwo Kanu
Forward Bart Ogbeche

Substitutions:

Cristian 'Kily' Alberto Gonzalez for Claudio Javier Lopez 46
Hernan Crespo for Gabriel Batistuta 61
Pablo Aimar for Juan Sebastian Veron 78

Substitutions:

Pius Ikedia for Nwankwo Kanu 48
Justice Christopher for 73

Cards:

Walter Samuel Y
Diego Simeone Y

Cards:

Efe Sodje Y

On the bench:

Midfielder Pablo Aimar
Forward Hernan Crespo

On the bench:

Midfielder Justice Christopher
Forward Pius Ikedia