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 Group D Standings

G
W
D
L
GF
GA
+/-
PTS

Nigeria

2
2
0
0
4
2
2
6

Paraguay

2
0
2
0
0
0
0
2

Spain

2
0
1
1
2
3
-1
1

Bulgaria

2
0
1
1
0
1
-1
0

*23rd Match - 5:30pm GMT - Nigeria 1 - Bulgaria 0 Paris

Nigeria keeps employing the fastest football and the most fun to watch this World Cup, defeating Bulgaria 1-0. Stochikov couldn't awake his teammates and was all alone upfront for most of the game.

 

Goals

Nigeria: Ikpeba, 27m

Bulgaria: None

Nigeria: G 1. Rufai, D 2. Babayaro, D 3. Uche Okechukwu , D 4. West , F 5. George (Babangida (85)), M 6. Adepoju , M 7. Okocha, M 8. Lawal, F 9. Amokachi (Kanu (67)), M 10. Oliseh , F 11. Ikpeba(Yekini (75))

Bulgaria: G 1. Zdravkov, D 2. Kischischev, D 20. Ivanov, D 4. Petkov, M 6. Yankov (19. Batchev (85)), F 7. Kostadinov, F 8. Stoichkov, M 10. Balakov, F 11. Iliev (9. Penev (69)), D 13. Ginchev, M 14. Hristov (18. Borimirov (46))

 

Referee: M. Sánchez Yantén, Chile

Yellow Cards

Nigeria: Adepoju, 20m foul; Uche Okechukwu, 43m foul; Ikpeba, 49m foul; Okocha, 71m foul

Bulgaria: Iliev, 65m foul; Kischischev, 79m foul

Red Cards

Nigeria: None

Bulgaria: None

 

* 24th Match - 7:00 pm GMT - Spain 0 - Paraguay 0 St. Etienne

An emotional game for the Paraguayans who can't still find how to convert a goal, but know how to avoid them. Spain aimless and without the creative midfield game that was supposed to see them cruise past Group D.

 

Goals:

None 

Paraguay - 1-José Luis Chilavert; 5-Celso Ayala, 4-Carlos Gamarra, 11-Pedro Sarabia, 10-Roberto Acuña, 15-Miguel Benitez, 16-Julio César Enciso, 19-Carlos Morales (20-Denis Caniza 43), 13-Carlos Paredes, 21-Jorge Campos (7-Juan Carlos Yegros 81), 9-José Cardozo (18-César Ramírez 71)

Spain: G 1. Zubizarreta , D 2. Ferrer ( D 2. Amor (46)), D 3. Alkorta, D 4. Sergi , D 5. Campo, D 6. Nadal (D 6. Celades (76)), D 7. Hierro, M 8. Luis Enrique, M 9. Raul Gonzalez, F 10. Alfonso(F 16. Etxeberria (58)), F 11. Kiko .

 

Schedule     GROUP D

 

GAME #

DATE

VENUE

TIME

TEAMS

FINAL
[7]

12-Jun-98

Montpellier

14:30

Paraguay vs. Bulgaria

0 - 0
[10]

13-Jun-98

Nantes

14:30

Spain vs. Nigeria

2 - 3
[23]

19-Jun-98

Paris

17:30

Nigeria vs. Bulgaria

1 - 0
[24]

19-Jun-98

St. Etienne

21:00

Spain vs. Paraguay

0 - 0
[37]

24-Jun-98

Lens

21:00

Spain vs. Bulgaria

[39]

24-Jun-98

Toulouse

21:00

Nigeria vs. Paraguay

ALL TIMES GMT

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