Argentina v Nigeria, 25 June 1994

Score2-1 to Argentina
RefereeBo Karlsson
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals Group D
VenueFoxboro, Boston
Attendance54,453
Kick-off: 4.00pm local This was the first ever meeting in all competitions between Argentina and Nigeria. After this match Diago Maradona was thrown out of the tournament after testing positive for ephedrine.

2  Argentina

Manager: Alfio Basile

1  Nigeria

Manager: Clemence Westerhoof

Goals:

Claudio Caniggia 22 G
Claudio Caniggia 29 G

Goals:

Samson Siasia 8 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Luis Islas
Defender Fernando Caceres
Defender José Chamot
Defender Oscar Ruggeri
Defender/Midfielder Roberto Sensini
Midfielder Diego Maradona (captain)
Midfielder Fernando Redondo
Midfielder Diego Simeone
Forward Abel Balbo

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Peter Rufai (captain)
Defender Michael Emenalo
Defender Chidi N'Wanu
Defender Uche Okechukwu
Midfielder Emmanuel Amunike
Midfielder Sunday Oliseh
Midfielder/Forward Finidi George
Forward Daniel Amokachi
Forward Samson Siasia
Forward Rachidi Yekini

Substitutions:

Alejandro Mancuso for Abel Balbo 71
Hernan Diaz for Roberto Sensini 87

Substitutions:

Mutiu Adepoju for Samson Siasia 56
Jay Jay Okocha for Sunday Oliseh 87

Cards:

Claudio Caniggia 54 Y

Cards:

Augustine Eguavoen 20 Y
Michael Emenalo 53 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sergio Goycochea
Goalkeeper Norberto Scoponi
Defender Jorge Borelli
Defender Hernan Diaz
Defender Sergio Vazquez
Midfielder Jose Basualdo
Midfielder Alejandro Mancuso
Midfielder Hugo Perez
Midfielder Leonardo Rodriguez
Forward Ramon Bello
Forward Ariel Ortega

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Wilfred Agbonavbare
Goalkeeper Alloysius Agu
Defender Emeka Ezeogu
Defender Benedict Iroha
Defender Stephen Keshi
Defender Uchenna Okafor
Midfielder Mutiu Adepoju
Midfielder Jay Jay Okocha
Midfielder Thompson Oliha
Forward Efan Ekoku
Forward Victor Ikpeba