Spain vs. Nigeria, 2013 Confederations Cup: Preview and TV schedule

Jasper Juinen

Nigeria is in need of a serious miracle on Saturday if they want to advance in the Confederations Cup, while Spain simply have to avoid losing by four goals or more.

Last round's results have Spain in as good a position as they could have possibly hoped for. They'll advance to the knockout stage as long as they don't lose by four or more goals on Sunday while Uruguay make up an 11-goal differential. While a 7-0 or better Uruguay win against Tahiti seems likely, a four-goal loss to the Super Eagles is truly unfathomable.

A one-goal win over Spain -- as nice of an accomplishment as it would be -- would probably see Nigeria exit the competition. They're only ahead of Uruguay by four goals, and it's tough to see Tahiti avoid a loss by fewer than five goals.

Spain are injury-free and will probably revert to their first choice team after their backups dismantled Tahiti. It's unlikely that anyone did enough in that match to win a first-team place from a player who participated in the win over Uruguay. Nigeria will probably be without Nnamdi Oduamadi, who was hurt in the Uruguay match.

Match date/time: Sunday, 3 p.m. ET

Venue: Castelao, Fortaleza, Brazil

TV: ESPN (U.S. - English), Univision (U.S. - Spanish), BBC Three (U.K.), TLN (Canada), TeleCinco Espana (Spain), SuperSport 3 (Nigeria)

Online: ESPN3 (U.S.)

Follow @SBNationSoccer on Twitter | Like SB Nation Soccer on Facebook

More in Soccer:

Brazil, Mexico victorious on Saturday

Dries Mertens headed for Napoli?

11 players to watch at the Under-20 World Cup

Transfer rumours from SB Nation and our team blogs

Full coverage of the NWSL

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.