Sunday, August 10, 2008

Stadium Update - NGA vs. JPN

Well here's something you don't see every day... following halftime of the Nigeria - Japan game here at Olympic Center Stadium, two Nigerian players came out of the locker room wearing No. 12. One of the #12s had to leave the pitch to change.

We think what happened was: he changed his shirt in the halftime locker room because it was soaking wet, and picked up the wrong dry jersey on the way out. Woops!

As for the game itself, Nigeria just took a 1-0 lead and the stadium is PACKED. The U.S. team arrived just in time to see Nigeria's first goal from close range from a dugout area just outside their locker room. It was a pretty impressive celebration from Victor Obinha - a few back handsprings followed by a flip.

We're just over an hour from kickoff of the USA-NED game, so stay tuned for more Group B updates from Tianjin.

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