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Group F 1차전 FIFA World Youth Championship 

브라질, 나이지리아와 무승부 
 
디펜딩챔피언 브라질이 2005세계청소년축구선수권대회 서전에서 무승부에 그쳤다. 

브라질은 13일(한국시간) 네덜란드 에멘의 에멘스타디움에서 열린 대회 F조  조별리그 1차전 나이지리아와의 경기에서 골을 넣지 못하고 0-0으로 비겼다. 

4차례 대회 정상에 올라 아르헨티나와 함께 역대 최다 우승을 자랑하는 '삼바군단' 브라질의 창끝도 이날 그라운드를 적신 빗속에는 무뎌진 듯했다. 

브라질은 전반 24분 글라드스톤이 문전 혼전중에 성공시킨 골이 반칙으로  무효처리되면서부터 일이 꼬이기 시작했다. 

몇 차례 찬스를 놓친 브라질은 오히려 후반 19분 치네두 오그부케에게 결정적인 헤딩슛을 허용했다가 골키퍼와 수비수의 선방으로 겨우 실점을 모면하는 등 위기를 맞기도 했다. 

브라질로서는 후반 29분 디에고 타르델리의 로빙슛이 골키퍼의 손에 살짝 걸린 것이 가장 아쉬웠던 장면. 

나이지리아도 분데스리가에서 뛰는 솔로몬 오코론쿼(헤르타 베를린)을 앞세워  막판 공세를 주도했으나 끝내 브라질 골문을 열지는 못하고 무승부에 만족해야 했다. 

◆13일 전적 

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    브라질(1무) 0-0 나이지리아(1무)

 
Group F FIFA World Youth Championship 
 
Big guns Brazil, Nigeria draw blanks (0:0) 
(FIFA.com) 12 Jun 2005  
  
Goals Scored:  
 
Diego skips past the challenge of Taiwo in Brazil's 0-0 stalemate with Nigeria. Alex Morton ACTION IMAGES  
  
Brazil began the defence of their FIFA World Youth Championship crown on Sunday with a scoreless draw against an impressive Nigeria in Group F's opening match of Netherlands 2005. In an even and rapidly entertaining contest, strikers Diego Tardelli of Brazil and Solomon Okoronkwo of Nigeria both had chances to grab the winner but, in the end, defence won the day in Emmen.  
  
"I am very satisfied," said Nigeria coach Samson Siasia afterwards. "We played more guys in midfield because Brazil like to dominate possession and it paid off." 
  
Emmen turned out in handsome numbers to watch perhaps the most eagerly anticipated match of the whole first round. The Canary yellow shirts of the world youth champions Brazil blended nicely with the all-green strip of Africa's best Nigeria, even if the sky overhead appeared a threatening grey. 
  
The opening was punctuated by a number of over-enthusiastic fouls. Despite the incessant drum beat emanating from the green-and-white clad Nigerian supporters massed behind their goal, it would take 12 minutes before the first real shot in anger. Ambruse Vanzekin saving safely at the near post from Brazilian Rafael Sosis' angled drive.  
  
Star midfielder John Obi Mikel, who missed the triumphant African qualifiers, blasted Nigeria's first effort well over from a free kick as the belting rain and skiddy surface hampered easy passing. Defender Gladstone did bundle the ball over the line for Brazil from a corner in the 25th minute but the effort was ruled out.  
   
The Nigerian fans were in confident mood. (ACTION IMAGES) Alex Morton  
  
As lightning flashed in the distance, Rene Weber's side quickened the tempo. Twice they came close thanks to runs from Fabio Santos. Sobis could not direct his header on 26 minutes after the Sao Paulo player had centred from the left and, on 34, his own effort almost found the net via a Nigerian boot.  
  
Nigeria, whose enthusiasm had already seen them pick up four of the five yellow cards they would eventually be shown, at last found their rhythm. Solomon Okoronkwo's turn and shot was cleared off the line. Brazil were finding more space but, surprisingly, their final delivery lacked precision as Evandro and Diego Tardelli struggled to link up.  
  
The African side should have gone ahead on 64 minutes. Mikel fed Okoronkwo but the Hertha Berlin's forward's run and cross was headed straight at Renan by substitute Chinedu Ogbuke with the goal gaping. 
  
The game was opening up. Nigeria's best player on the day Okoronkwo fired inches wide on 82 before Tardelli had a couple of chances to steal it at the other end. On both occasions though, the Sao Paulo striker was thwarted by the impressive Vanzekin.  
  
"We played to win," Brazil coach Weber told reporters. "Nigeria defended well but we had four opportunities and failed to covert them. In the next match, we must improve in the final third." 
  
Content with the point, his counterpart Siasia bemoaned his side's five bookings. 
  
"It was a slippery surface," he said. "Nigerian players are physical - that is part of our game. But none of the fouls were intentional. I will tell my boys to be more cautious."