Nigeria v Paraguay, 24 June 1998

Score3-1 to Paraguay
RefereePirom Un-Prasert
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals Group D
VenueStade De La Mosson, Montpellier
Attendance33,400
Kick Off: 21:00 Local (20:00 BST)

1  Nigeria

Manager: Bora Milutinovic

3  Paraguay

Manager: Paulo Cesar Carpeggiani

Goals:

Wilson Oruma 11 G

Goals:

Celso Ayala 1 G
Miguel Angel Benitez 59 G
Jose Cardozo 86 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Peter Rufai (captain)
Defender Benedict Iroha
Defender Uchenna Okafor
Defender/Centre back Taribo West
Midfielder Garba Lawal
Midfielder Sunday Oliseh
Midfielder Wilson Oruma
Forward Nwankwo Kanu
Forward Rachidi Yekini

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jose Luis Chilavert (captain)
Defender Francisco Arce
Defender Celso Ayala
Defender Denis Caniza
Defender Carlos Gamarra
Defender Pedro Sarabia
Defender/Midfielder Carlos Paredes
Midfielder Julio Cesar Encico
Forward Jose Cardozo

Substitutions:

Godwin Okpara for Sunday Oliseh 46
Finidi George for Wilson Oruma 69

Substitutions:

Julio Cesar Yegros for Denis Caniza 55
Roberto Miguel Acuna for Miguel Angel Benitez 68
Aristides Fabian Rojas for Hugo Rolando Brizuela 78

Cards:

Augustine Eguavoen 26 Y
Benedict Iroha 39 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Abiodun Baruwa
Goalkeeper Williams Okpara
Defender Uche Okechukwu
Defender Godwin Okpara
Defender Mobi Oparaku
Defender/Left back Celestine Babayaro
Midfielder Mutiu Adepoju
Midfielder Jay Jay Okocha
Midfielder/Forward Finidi George
Forward Daniel Amokachi
Forward Victor Ikpeba

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Danilo Aceval
Goalkeeper Ruben Ruiz Diaz
Defender Edgar Aguilera
Defender Ricardo Rojas
Midfielder Cesar Ramirez
Midfielder Julio Cesar Yegros