Rio 20i6 Football: Germany Coach, Hrubesch Labels Nigeria Tough Semi-final Opponent

Rio 20i6 Football: Germany Coach, Hrubesch Labels Nigeria Tough Semi-final Opponent

Germany Olympic football team Head Coach, Horst Hrubesch, has stated that he can't wait to face Nigeria U-23s in Wednesday's semi-finals match in the men's football tournament of 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Germany thrashed Portugal 4-0 in Saturday's quarter-finals and will face Nigeria in the last four.

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On their part, Nigeria saw off Denmark 2-0, with goals from skipper John Mikel Obi and Aminu Umar.


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Looking ahead to Wednesday clash, Hrubesch, a former Germany international, praised Nigerian team's impressive showing so far in the tournament.

"I believed that Nigeria would beat Denmark,"  Hrubesch told the German Football Federation official website. 

"They have a strong team and there is a lot of quality there. We’re looking forward to facing them in the last four," Hrubesch reiterated.

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  • joshua 6 years ago

    The man is just trying to play mind game. Ofcourse he knows they have upper hand against nigeria. Just wishing nigeria best of luck.

  • is will be tough but nigeria will win.

  •  i backed nogeria to win

  • Cliff 6 years ago

    Nigeria should expect a tough match but at the end Heaven has recorded victory for NIgeria.

  • Ikuforiji 6 years ago

    This will be a tough match,I must say.We can only wish the Dream Team success as the Germans are a hard nut to crack.