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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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, USA 2, Nigeria 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, USA 2, Nigeria 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Michael Bradley (USA).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Michael Bradley (USA).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, USA. Chris Wondolowski replaces Clint Dempsey.

  11. Goal!

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Nigeria. Conceded by Timothy Chandler.

  16. Post update

    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.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Graham Zusi (USA).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, USA. Omar González replaces Jozy Altidore.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Michael Uchebo (Nigeria).

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