Sunday June 23, 2013
Kick off: 20:00 1st
Round: Group B
Estádio Plácido Castelo
Nigeria are without midfielder Ogenyi Onazi as he has suffered a knee injury. Nnamdi Odumadi is a further doubt as the Super Eagles go in search of a victory that would put them into the semi-finals if Uruguay fail to beat Tahiti.
Spain are likely to make Victor Valdes the third keeper to feature for the country in three games in Brazil and Vicente del Bosque will make widespread changes outfield following a 10-0 win over Tahiti that saw his side safely reach the semi-finals, with some big names returning.
Stephen Keshi (Nigeria): “We can’t wait to play them. Anything can happen. That’s what makes this such a great game. It doesn’t matter who we are playing, as long as the boys do what we want them to do. We will just play our game.”
Vicente del Bosque: “The match allowed us to give minutes to everyone. (Against Tahiti) the best players for this specific game played, and on Sunday others will play.”