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Nigeria fail to impress against Saudis

26/05/2010 08:19:10 AM Comments (0)

World Cup finals qualifiers Nigeria gave a lacklustre performance on Tuesday as they drew 0-0 against a modest Saudi Arabia.

In the small local stadium of Wattens, in Tyrol province, the "Super Eagles" failed to impress in their debut under their new coach, the Swede Lars Lagerback.

Led by veteran skipper Nwankwo Kanu, the Nigerians hardly ever seemed to pose a threat to their adversaries.

The West African players only flew into Austria for one warm-up game and were due to return on Wednesday to London, where they have been training ahead of the World Cup.

On Sunday, they face Colombia in another preparation match ahead of the tournament.

Nigeria plays against two-time champions Argentina, 2002 semi-finalists South Korea and Euro 2004 champions Greece in the group stage of the World Cup in South Africa, which will run from June 11 to July 11.

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