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Dream Team gifts Colombia Q/Final spot

Nigeria’s Dream Team suffered a 2-0 defeat to gift Colombia a quarter final ticket at the men’s football event of the Rio 2016 Olympics.

An early goal in the first half and a penalty in the second, ensured the South Americans book a quarter final date with continental rivals and host Brazil.

A first-half strike from captain Teofilo Gutierrez and a second-half penalty from Dorlan Pabon ensured the South Americans now joined their West African opponents in the quarter-finals.

Coach Samson Siasia’s side were less convincing from their last game against Sweden after making some changes to the starting lineup, as a result allowed Colombia to dominate play.

Nigeria will now play Denmark who finished second from Group A in the quarter final, while Colombia will clash with host Brazil in an all-South America clash.

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