World Cup 2010

Nigeria blame 'unforeseen circumstances'

June 8, 2010
By Soccernet staff
Nigerian officials have defended their decision to play last Sunday's warm-up match at the Makhulong Stadium in Johannesburg, claiming they had no alternative venue to hand.

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At least two dozen fans were injured during a crush as they tried to force their way into the stadium.

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