08/08/2016 08h34 - Updated 8/08/2016 09h30

Nigeria beats Sweden in the Amazon Arena and qualifies for second round

The African team leaves Manaus with two wins, leading the B group and is already qualified for the second phase.
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Nigeria beat Sweden at night this Sunday (7), the second double round by Group B Olympic Football Tournament, in the Amazon Arena, In Manaus. The only goal of the match, which started at 18h, local time, It was marked by the attacker Umar to 40 minutes of the first half. The European team also made two substitutions in the second half to try to reverse the result, but the ball was most of the time with Nigerians, who gave more shots on goal.

The African team leaves the Amazon capital with two wins, leading the B group and is already qualified for the second phase. In the match with Japan, they won by 5 a 4. The next game will be against Nigeria Colombia, no dia 10, Arena Corinthians, in Sao Paulo. Sweden, after a draw and a defeat, will still face Japan, on the same day, Arena Fonte Nova, in Salvador.

In the second match of the night, started at 21h, Colombia and Japan tied two to two. The first goal came in the second half of the feet of the Colombian Gutierrez. Colombia increased the lead with a Japanese goal against Fujiharu. The Japan, which had the encouragement of the crowd, made the network swinging two minutes later with Asano. The draw came to 29 Nakajima minutes with goal. The result is more advantageous for Colombia who tied for 2 a 2 with Sweden in the first round double, on Thursday (4).

Upcoming matches in the Arena
Tomorrow (9), the Amazon Arena will host two soccer female Olympic tournament games. Brazil will face South Africa, to 21h, local time, the last round of the competition. The Brazilian team arrived in the afternoon of Sunday at Eduardo Gomes International Airport and was met with celebration by fans. no Saturday, they won Sweden rout, by 5 a 1, in Engenhão Stadium, in the river.

Tickets for the match are sold out in Manaus. They were sold 42 thousand tickets. One is Silvio junior civil servant who hopes to see the girls from Brazil win again. "Martha and the girls are playing very well, making many goals. The last game was thrashing, 5 a 1, and I expect another rout. Here in Manaus will be even better ", said fan.

The expectation of victory Girls Brazil is also great for college Rodrigo Coelho. "What I expect from Brazil's what I think everyone is waiting. We are here at the Olympics at home. So, we have to see Brazil win here. I would be very sad if you won not playing at home ".

The Brazilian women are already qualified for the second round of the tournament. Before Brazil and South Africa will face, there will be, to 18h, the match between Colombia and the United States, also in the Amazon Arena.

Source: Agency Brazil

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