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World Cup 2014: USA 2-1 Nigeria

United States striker Jozy Altidore is congratulated by defender Fabian Johnson after scoring against Nigeria

Sunderland striker Jozy Altidore scored twice as the United States completed their World Cup preparations with victory over Nigeria.

Altidore scored a goal in each half to send his country to Brazil on the back of three straight friendly wins.

Chelsea's Victor Moses scored a consolation from the penalty spot for Nigeria, who are in the same group as Argentina, Bosnia-Hercegovina and Iran.

The United States face Germany, Portugal and Ghana.

Line-ups

USA

  • 1Howard
  • 23Johnson
  • 20Cameron
  • 5Besler
  • 7BeasleySubstituted forChandlerat 75'minutes
  • 15BeckermanSubstituted forDiskerudat 72'minutes
  • 11BedoyaSubstituted forZusiat 60'minutes
  • 13Jones
  • 4Bradley
  • 17AltidoreSubstituted forGonzálezat 80'minutes
  • 8DempseySubstituted forWondolowskiat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Yedlin
  • 3González
  • 6Brooks
  • 9Jóhannsson
  • 10Diskerud
  • 12Guzan
  • 14Davis
  • 16Green
  • 18Wondolowski
  • 19Zusi
  • 21Chandler
  • 22Rimando

Nigeria

  • 1Enyeama
  • 5Ambrose
  • 2Yobo
  • 14Oboabona
  • 13Oshaniwa
  • 17Onazi
  • 10MikelSubstituted forGabrielat 45'minutes
  • 8OdemwingieSubstituted forBabatundeat 45'minutes
  • 15AzeezSubstituted forUcheboat 74'minutes
  • 11Moses
  • 23AmeobiSubstituted forEmenikeat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Echiéjilé
  • 4Gabriel
  • 6Egwuekwe
  • 7Musa
  • 9Emenike
  • 12Odunlami
  • 16Ejide
  • 18Babatunde
  • 19Nwofor
  • 21Agbim
  • 22Omeruo
  • 25Uchebo
Referee:
Mark Clattenburg

Match Stats

Home TeamUSAAway TeamNigeria
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away10
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, USA 2, Nigeria 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, USA 2, Nigeria 1.

Offside, Nigeria. Victor Moses tries a through ball, but Efe Ambrose is caught offside.

Victor Moses (Nigeria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Bradley (USA).

Attempt missed. Emmanuel Emenike (Nigeria) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Michael Uchebo with a headed pass.

Victor Moses (Nigeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Bradley (USA).

Attempt blocked. Chris Wondolowski (USA) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fabian Johnson.

Substitution

Substitution, USA. Chris Wondolowski replaces Clint Dempsey.

Goal!

Goal! USA 2, Nigeria 1. Victor Moses (Nigeria) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Nigeria. Victor Moses draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Matt Besler (USA) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Mix Diskerud (USA) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Bradley.

Corner, Nigeria. Conceded by Timothy Chandler.

Attempt saved. Emmanuel Emenike (Nigeria) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Reuben Gabriel with a through ball.

Juwon Oshaniwa (Nigeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Graham Zusi (USA).

Substitution

Substitution, USA. Omar González replaces Jozy Altidore.

Foul by Michael Uchebo (Nigeria).

Jermaine Jones (USA) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Mix Diskerud (USA) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jozy Altidore with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Ogenyi Onazi (Nigeria) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Victor Moses.

Corner, Nigeria. Conceded by Geoff Cameron.

Attempt missed. Geoff Cameron (USA) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Graham Zusi with a cross following a corner.

Corner, USA. Conceded by Godfrey Oboabona.

Substitution

Substitution, USA. Timothy Chandler replaces DaMarcus Beasley.

Substitution

Substitution, Nigeria. Michael Uchebo replaces Ramón Azeez.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, USA. Mix Diskerud replaces Kyle Beckerman.

Delay in match Ramón Azeez (Nigeria) because of an injury.

Offside, Nigeria. Ramón Azeez tries a through ball, but Emmanuel Emenike is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! USA 2, Nigeria 0. Jozy Altidore (USA) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Bradley following a fast break.

Godfrey Oboabona (Nigeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Graham Zusi (USA).

Foul by Victor Moses (Nigeria).

Fabian Johnson (USA) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, USA. Conceded by Godfrey Oboabona.

Attempt saved. Clint Dempsey (USA) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Bradley with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Nigeria. Emmanuel Emenike replaces Shola Ameobi.

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