Nigeria hold off Honduras for Olympic bronze in men's football

Nigeria claimed Olympic bronze in men's football Saturday by holding off Honduras 3-2 in Mineirao.

A double from Umar Sadiq in the 34th and 56th minutes sandwiched Aminu Umar's goal in the 49th and put the 1996 winners three up and en route to their third medal in the competition.

Late headers from Anthony Lozano and Marcelo Pereira gave Honduras hope, but there was no equalizer forthcoming.

Later Saturday, Brazil can win Olympic football gold for the first time when they take on Germany in Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana Stadium.

The Brazilians will also be hoping to avenge the 7-1 humiliation suffered at the hands of the Germans in the 2014 home World Cup semi-final.

Last update: Sat, 20/08/2016 - 20:00

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