Musa scores twice to give Nigeria 2-0 win over Iceland

Group leader Croatia has already sealed its spot in the final bracket of 16, but Argentina, Nigeria, and Iceland all still have paths to keep their World Cup dream alive.

The Super Eagles started the game in shy form, putting together a first half performance that was at times cold and even dicey. The Europeans, however, did have a chance to make a game of it when they were awarded an 83rd minute penalty. "It gave us more space and the speed proved decisive for us", Rohr said.

Nigeria, under pressure to beat Iceland after losing their World Cup opener 2-0 to Croatia, dropped strikers Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi to the bench along with defender Shehu Abdullahi.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Nigeria vs Iceland football match in India will be broadcast on Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 2 HD, Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD in English Commentary and Sony Ten 3 and Sony 3 HD in Hindi Commentary.

They faced off with the South American giants and group favourites Argentina in a David vs Goliath clash.

Rohr is hopeful his young charges - Nigeria is the youngest squad at the World Cup - will push on against Lionel Messi's Argentina.

The last two games in Group D take place on Tuesday at the same time - 19:00 BST.

The teams met in the qualifying campaign for Russian Federation, with each winning at home as Iceland topped the group, but Croatia's 3-0 hammering of Argentina marked them out as one of the teams to watch in Russian Federation. Five of Iceland's last six competitive games have seen fewer than three goals as well, so we're also opting for an Iceland Win and Under 2.5 Goals along with a 1-0 correct score predictions.

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The match became a stalemate until 10 minutes before half-time when Iceland came close to opening the scoring but Leon Balogun's glancing header just did enough to thwart Gylfi Sigurdsson and Birkir Bjarnason lurking at the back post. "We know the importance of the game".

"Fantastic, fantastic, it was a good match, we are very grateful to have won it, it is very good for Nigeria, we are all happy! said a Nigerian fan".

World Cup upstarts Iceland will need a new, attack-minded game-plan, and a lot more from their creative star Gylfi Sigurdsson, when they battle against the odds to keep their Russian Federation 2018 dreams alive on Tuesday by beating in-form Croatia.

This was Iceland's first ever defeat in a group stage match at a major global tournament, having previously drawn three and won one of four games.

The last side to avoid defeat in their opening two matches were Senegal in 2002.

Victory in that game for Nigeria, on the other hand, would now guarantee their progress.

It's doubtful that his tenure at Nigeria would have lasted much beyond the World Cup, given Nigeria's high propensity to change managers.

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