Nigeria enters Group A – Confederations Cup
Last Sunday Nigeria gave an incredible match, elegantly beating Burkina Faso (1-0) in the final of the African Cup 2013, held yesterday in Johannesburg. The Green Eagles’ proclaim themselves as the continental champions once again for the first time in 19 years, giving the Nigerian public one again a taste of the candid and elegant soccer that defined their playing style in the early nineties. Cheers and screams from fellow Nigerians broke upon the stadium, in what was described as an incredible party.
The Nigerian selection had an absolute control of the game, presenting an unbreakable and well positioned defense. On the other hand, even if Nigeria couldn’t score more goals, their superiority was noted in every aspect. It is attributed to a lack of definition that they couldn’t score more goals. Even so, preliminary reports favored the Nigerian selection and with regard, as they ended up taking the African cup home.
Group A on Confederations Cup
This win has made the Nigerian selection the future rival of Spain and Uruguay in Group B of the Confederations cup, to be held in Brazil next June. After the draw for the Confederations Cup Brazil 2013, the selection of Vicente Del Bosque has been drawn in Group B, along with those of Uruguay, Tahiti and the winner of the African Nations Cup.
Nigeria, under match schedule, will be the third, and last, rival of Spain in the group stage, in a match scheduled for June 23 at the stadium Castelao of the town of Fortaleza. Prior will play against Uruguay (June 16) and Tahiti (June 20).