Rating Both Sets of Players in Uruguay vs. Nigeria Confederations Cup Match

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Rating Both Sets of Players in Uruguay vs. Nigeria Confederations Cup Match
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Diego Forlan's goal proved the difference in a somewhat stilted affair.

With Nigeria all but out of the Confederations Cup, Uruguay look set to take the second qualification spot barring something inconceivable happening when they meet Tahiti and the Super Eagles take on favourites Spain.

On Thursday, Uruguay beat Nigeria 2-1. Diego Lugano's tap in and Diego Forlan's scythed shot proved too much for Nigeria to overcome, even with a John Obi Mikel equaliser.

Although Uruguay and especially their star player were not playing at an optimum level, Nigeria's speed and enthusiasm were waylaid by their inexperience, leaving the West Africans with some thinking to do before next year's World Cup.

This is how both teams rated.

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