Football: World Cup - Nigeria 1 Paraguay 3

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GROUP D: STADE MUNICIPAL, TOULOUSE. ATTENDANCE: 36,500

Goal: Oramu 11

Yellow cards: 2 (Eguavoen, Iroha)

Red cards: 0

Corners: 6

Offside: 1

Free-kicks (against): 8

Coach: Bora Milutinovic

Goals: Ayala 1, Benitez 59, Cardoso 86

Yellow cards: 0

Red cards: 0

Corners: 6

Offside: 7

Free-kicks (against): 8

Coach: Paulo Cesar Carpeggiani

Running commentary

1 min: Ayala heads home Arce's free-kick for Paraguay's first goal of the finals.

11 min: After Eguavoen header is cleared off the line, Oruma equalises for Nigeria.

12 min: Chilavert saves from Oliseh and then keeps out Taribo West's header from corner.

15 min: Another excellent save by Chilavert denies Yekini.

17 min: Brizuela slots ball in but is offside.

25 min: Nigeria's Eguavoen cautioned for foul on Brizuela.

38 min: Second yellow card for Nigeria after Iroha brings down Paredes.

50 min: After Sarabia's cross for Paraguay is headed behind for a corner, Rufai pushes Bruzuela's shot around the post for another.

58 min: Benitez puts Paraguay ahead again with 20-yard screamer in off the crossbar.

73 min: Cardozo drags shot wide of open goal after Rufai rushes out of area but loses ball.

83 min: Acuna has chance to seal Paraguay's win but fires well wide, then Iroha blocks Rojas shot at point-blank range.

85 min: Cardozo shoots past Rufai to secure Paraguay's passage to second round - and also eliminate Spain.

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