Rio 2016 Men’s Football: Germany end Nigeria’s dream for gold

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Last updated on October 18th, 2016 at 01:51 am

World Champions Germany reached their first Olympic final as a unified nation on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, as 9th goal from Lucas Klostermann and 89th goal from Nils Petersen ended Nigeria’s hope of reaching the final of the men’s football event at the Olympics for the third time in 20 years.

Nigeria’s Dream Team IV were in high spirit in the first half of the match, but simple pass, yet a brilliant conversion by Lukas gave the German side the lead.Germany-defeat-Nigeria

In another match, Brazil thrashed Honduras 6-0 on Wednesday to book a blockbuster showdown with Germany for Olympic gold at the Rio’s iconic Maracana on Saturday just two years after Germany humiliated Brazil 7-1 in the 2014 World Cup semis.

Nigeria’s Dream Team IV meet Honduras for a third place.



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