Argentina v Nigeria, 02 June 2002

Score1-0 to Argentina
RefereeGillies Veissiere
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals group F
VenueKashima Stadium, Ibaraki
Attendance34,050
Kick-Off: 14:30 Local (06:30 BST) Assistant referees: Frédéric Arnault (France) Heiner Müller (Germany) Fourth official: Markus Merk (Germany) Man of the Match: Juan Sebastián Verón (Argentina)

1  Argentina

Manager: Marcelo Bielsa

0  Nigeria

Manager: Adegboye Onigbinde

Goals:

Gabriel Batistuta 63 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Pablo Cavallero
Defender Diego Placente
Defender Walter Samuel
Midfielder Diego Simeone
Midfielder Juan Pablo Sorin
Midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron (captain)
Midfielder Javier Zanetti
Forward Claudio Lopez
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 Gonzalez for Claudio 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 Efe Sodje 73

Cards:

Walter Samuel 51 Y
Diego Simeone 90 Y

Cards:

Efe Sodje 73 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Roberto Bonano
Goalkeeper German Burgos
Defender José Chamot
Defender/Centre back Roberto Ayala
Midfielder Pablo Aimar
Midfielder Matias Almeyda
Midfielder Cristian Gonzalez
Midfielder Claudio Husain
Midfielder Gustavo Lopez
Forward Hernan Crespo

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Austin Ejide
Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama
Defender Rabiu Afolabi
Defender Eric Ejiofor
Defender Ifeanyi Udeze
Midfielder Mutiu Adepoju
Midfielder Justice Christopher
Midfielder James Obiorah
Midfielder/Forward John Utaka
Forward Pius Ikedia
Forward Femi Opabunmi