Published: Fri, June 22, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Nigeria 0-0 Iceland in first half

Nigeria 0-0 Iceland in first half

The Super Eagles of Nigeria arrived in Volgograd for their must win 2018 FIFA World Cup group D game against Iceland on Thursday, June 21.

As Iceland, they showed their defensive qualities in the 1-1 draw with Argentina, successfully silencing Leo Messi.

In its way stand not only Nigeria, which is desperate for a win after losing its opening game to Croatia, but also the challenge of searing temperatures in the southern Russian city. The six-time Iceland player of the year played a key role in the draw with Argentina and will be a threat from set-pieces from his side. We have rotated the team a lot during qualification and we are not afraid, we will not change our plans of what we have chose to do before today's game. Subs: Schram, Fridjonsson, Albert Gudmundsson, Ingason, Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Sigurdarson, Eyjolfsson, Olafur Ingi Skulason, Hallfredsson, Traustason, Ari Freyr Skulason, Runarsson.

Leicester's Ahmed Musa could start for Nigeria after coming off the bench in their opening game.

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But Nigeria captain Mikel Obi is confident his team can stop Iceland and get their World Cup campaign back on track.

It was Burruchaga he scored the goal that won Argentina their last World Cup in 1986.

Iceland, who feature many players based in northern European countries, have chosen a resort near Sochi, on Russia's hot Black Sea coast, to help their acclimatisation. The last side to avoid defeat in both of their first two World Cup games were Senegal in 2002, while Croatia in 1998 were the last European side to do so.

After a goalless first half, Ante Rebic opened the scoring in the 53rd minute. However, after such a disciplined performance they will fancy getting a positive result against their West African opponents. I've got to go for Iceland as Nigeria were very bad against Croatia.

2' - Free-kick for Iceland early in the game. Nigeria are at 750/1 to win this summer's World Cup with Iceland slightly shorter at 250/1.

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