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Soccer News of Thursday, 8 September 2022


Korea/Japan WC: Throwback video of Taribo crying after Sweden defeat trends

Taribo West during the 2002 World Cup play videoTaribo West during the 2002 World Cup

Former Super Eagles defender Taribo West couldn't hold back his tears after Sweden fought back from a goal down to defeat the Super Eagles 2-1 in the group stage of the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea-Japan.

The defeat meant that Nigeria will not advance to the knockout phase.

Saddened by the results, West, who was bleeding for the most part of the game following a crash of heads cried after the Swedish overturned the score.

Julius Aghahowa put the Super Eagles in front with a sublime header, but Nigeria could not defend the lead as Henrik Larsson's brace sent Nigeria packing.

Check out the video below: