What unpleasant situation has occurred with the national team of Nigeria on their way to Olympic Games? What scores did they have in the previous matches against Japan? Read the article to learn more details about the forthcoming match in Rio.
Nigeria vs. Japan match
On the 5th of August, the football match between teams of Nigeria vs. Japan within a tournament of the Olympic Games in Rio will take place. Men will play on Arena Stadium Da Amazonia in the city of Manaus.
But there is already unhappy news. Nigerian football players wait at the airport of Atlanta until their national federation makes payment of air tickets to Rio. However, it refuses to make a tranche. One of the strongest African national teams, which won Olympic Games in 1996, should play the first game on August 4 against Japan. Nevertheless, Nigerians risk to miss the game because of financial difficulties of their national Football Federation. It has paid the plane to Atlanta to Nigerian airlines, however when managers have learned that they should buy tickets in Rio, it has become clear that there are no finances for this purpose on accounts of the national team. We will note that former forward Ahmed Musa has refused participation in the Olympic Games. The head coach of Nigerians, Samson Siasia appointed in February of this year still did not get paid, and his predecessor, Sunday Oliseh, has left the post also due to the lack of financing.
In case of not admission of Nigerians to the Olympic Games, other teams of group B (Sweden, Japan, and Colombia) will have technical victories in matches with the African national team. Earlier Japan has made excellent impression when they had victory on their way to semi-final, until they were beaten with the score 3-1 in tournament with Mexico. The Asian team continues to gain height and aspires to gold medal. The competitor of Asians, Siasia has chosen Daniel Akpeyi as the goalkeeper and Usman Mohaammed to the Nigerian team. In total, there are 3 players, who are more senior than the established age. Usman, as it has appeared, was the oldest person in team and probably the oldest football player of the Olympic Games of this year. The mentor of Japan, Makoto Teguramori, has also accepted 3 players for participation, who are more senior than 23. 27-year Hiroki Fujiharu, 30-year Shinzo Koroki and 27-year Tsukasa Shiotani are 3 men whose age is higher, were chosen for game in Rio.
Nigeria vs. Japan result predictions
Both teams brilliantly proved at previous Olympic Games. Nigerian team already entered fight against Japan in group stage, which took place in Atlanta. The team won against Japanese once with the score 2-0. However, Japan won against Nigeria their first Olympic competition in Mexico. The Asian team has gained assured victory with the score 3-1 over Africans.
Besides, these two teams have last time met in 2008 in Beijing. The African team has got silver medal, having won victory over Japanese. The first game of each team often is defining for all players. This collision will be the 2nd in 8 years. The Nigerian national team is trained by the same person who has led it to victory with the score 2-1 against Asians 8 years ago. It can serve as additional argument to the fact that African team will win. Regardless of result, game promises to be unforgettable.
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