FIFA World Cup 2018
Nigeria vs Iceland
The next Group-D clash is going to take place between the Super Eagles Nigeria and the debutants of this year’s World Cup Iceland. Nigeria had a disheartening loss against Croatia in their opening game which has put them in a spot of bother while Iceland drew level against one of the most crafted footballing side in the world Argentina.
When: June 22th, 08:30 PM IST
Where: Volgograd Arena
For a team who is featuring for the first time in a World Cup, it was an impressive show in their opening game against Argentina. Everyone thought the game would go in one direction right from the time the whistle blows, but Ireland had some other ideas, and they scripted one of the best results in their history by playing a draw in which the Icelanders netted the first goal.
The script was not the same for Nigeria as the African side went down to Croatia who are placed at the top in the group currently by 2-0. The head coach of the Super Eagles insisted on the eve of their second game on Friday by commenting that his side is not under pressure for this game.
Rohr meanwhile admitted that the game against Iceland will be a tough one because the game they showed against a quality side like Argentina, but still, he is confident enough that his side will produce a result.
This is what he said, “It (the match against Iceland) will be a tough game. We have to be at our best and be more professional with our defending, especially set pieces. We have to be fully focused and not lose concentration all through the game. I believe with hard work we can get a good result”.
Talking about the head to head encounters between the two sides, this is the first time the two teams are squaring off in an International fixture.
Recent form, Nigeria: LDLLL
Where to watch Nigeria vs Iceland?
You can watch the telecast of Nigeria vs Iceland on Sony Sports Network/HD and web platform is Sonyliv.com.