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Thursday, June 05, 2014

CHESTER, Philadelphia - Greece and Nigeria played a scoreless draw in a pre-World Cup friendly yesterday at the home of the MLS Philadelphia Union.

There were few scoring chances in one of the final tune ups for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The best opportunity came for Greece in the 83rd minute when Giorgios Samaras had a shot blocked from nine metres and Dimitris Salpingidis followed with a header that missed.

Nigeria countered in the 87th minute when Ogenyi Onazi fired a shot from 25 yards that was saved by goalkeeper Stefanos Kapino.

Greece midfielder Giorgos Karagounis, its 37-year-old captain, played the entire first-half, much to the delight of the large contingent of Greek fans in the stadium donning his No.10 jersey.

For Greece, it was the second of three exhibition games over a six-day span, so a number of starters were given extra rest.








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