Monday, November 29, 1999

Greece come back to beat 10-man Nigeria 2-1

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Greece came back from a goal down to beat Nigeria 2-1 in the World Cup on Thursday after the African team had to play with 10 men for almost two thirds of the Group B game.Kalu Uche put Nigeria ahead in the 16th minute with a direct free kick which everyone missed, including Greek keeper Alexandros Tzorvas.But the match turned in the 33rd when Nigeria's Sani Kaita was sent off for kicking out at Vassilis Torosidis in an off-the ball incident and the Greeks took control, scoring in the 44th through Dimitris Salpingidis, Greece's first goal in a World Cup finals tournament. Torosidis hit the winner in the 71st minute.Argentina lead Group B with six points from two games with Greece and South Korea on three and Nigeria last with no points.(Writing by Paul Radford in Johannesburg; Editing by Jon Bramley)(For more news on Reuters India, click
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