Super Eagles Vs Iceland (LIVE UPDATES)

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This is a match the Super Eagles of Nigeria must win or at least draw if they want to avoid an early exit from the world cup after the 0-2 loss to Group D leaders, Croatia.

This is the first ever meeting between Nigeria and Iceland.

Iceland held Argentina 1-1 in first game.

Nigeria lost to Croatia 2-0.

Coach Gernot Rohr made two tactical changes from the team that lost to Croatia – handing Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Mus starting roles.

 

 

Kick-off is 17.00 hours at Volgograd Stadium, Russia.

Line-ups
Nigeria

23 Uzoho
6 Balogun
5 Troost-Ekong
22 Omeruo
11 Moses
4 Ndidi
10 Mikel
8 Etebo
2 Idowu
7 Musa
14 Iheanacho

Substitutes

1 Ezenwa
3 Echiéjilé
9 Ighalo
12 Shehu
13 Simy
15 Obi
16 Akpeyi
17 Onazi
18 Iwobi
19 Ogu
20 Awaziem
21 Ebuehi

Iceland

1 Halldórsson
2 Saevarsson
14 Árnason
6 R Sigurdsson
18 Magnússon
19 Gíslason
10 G Sigurdsson
17 Gunnarsson
8 Bjarnason
11 Finnbogason
22 Bödvarsson

Substitutes

3 Fridjónsson
4 Gudmundsson
5 Ingason
7 Berg Gudmundsson
9 Sigurdarson
12 Schram
13 Rúnarsson
15 Eyjólfsson
16 OI Skúlason
20 Hallfredsson
21 Traustason
23 AF Skúlason

Referee:
Matthew Conger

17.00 Hours

Nigeria kicks off

1min

Nigeria 0 Iceland 0

Iceland press through the right; wins a throw near the Nigeria area.

Nigeria 0-0 Iceland

Freekick for Iceland. Brilliant curve by Gylfi Sigurdsson. Superb parry by Francis Uzoho for the first corer of the match to Iceland.

6 mins

Nigeria 0 Iceland 0

Corner for Nigeria won by Victor Moses after a good move. Nice cross by Iheanacho but Iceland goalkeeper was alert as he punched the ball away from danger.

10 mins

Nigeria 0 Iceland 0

After ten minutes, the Super Eagles have had 63% possession but no shots on target. Iceland got two shots on target already.

17 mins

Nigeria 0 Iceland 0

Nigeria still in charge with Victor Moses leading the onslaught but no serious chances created.

19 mins

Nigeria 0 Iceland 0

Chelsea star Moses dribbles down the right again; finds no support from teammates.

21 mins

Nigeria 0 Iceland 0

Corner for Iceland as Moses blocks a goal bound shot. It was really dangerous. Gylfi Sigurdsson delivers and Moses heads the ball across the line off Uzoho’s save for another corner.

24 mins

Nigeria 0 Iceland 0

Kenneth Omeruo climbs on the back of Rurik Gislason in a poor aerial battle. Free-kick to Iceland.

Nigeria 0-0 Iceland

Ahmed Musa dashes past Kari Arnason to win a ball played down the left flank but his cross to Kelechi was intercepted.

31 mins

Nigeria 0-0 Iceland

After the half hour mark, the Super Eagles are yet to show that they really want to win the game.
36 mins
Nigeria 0-0 Iceland

Iceland sends a cross; Leon Balogun heads out of danger with the slightest of touches to deny to lurking Iceland attackers.

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43 mins

Nigeria 0-0 Iceland

Moses swings in near Iceland goal area, but blocked for corner kick Nigeria. However, it was poorly taken by Iheanacho. So goal-kick Iceland.

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45 mins

Nigeria 0-0 Iceland

LUCK for Nigeria. Should have been 1-0 Iceland after a free-kick well sent in from the right by Sigurdsson. It is unbelievable that two Iceland strikers failed to put the ball in the net

45 mins

Nigeria 0-0 Iceland

Two minutes added time.

45+2 mins

Nigeria 0-0 Iceland

HALF TIME

SUBSTITUTION

HT: Nigeria 0-0 Iceland

Brian Idowu is off for Tyronne Ebuehi.

46 mins

Nigeria 0-0 Iceland

Second half begins with Iceland kicking off but it was Nigeria that took the first initiative with a good attempt at goal by Etebo. It was saved by Iceland keeper, Hannes Halldorsson .

49 mins

Nigeria 1 Iceland 0

GOAL for Nigeria!

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Fantastic finish by Russia-based Musa. Interestingly the goal originated from an Iceland long throw. Moses intercepts and puts a good ball in and Musa showed great skills in collecting the ball before scoring with a half-volley.

Penalty Appeal

Nigeria 1-0 Iceland

Sigrudsson’s swerve hits the hand of a Nigerian defender but referee waves play on as it was accidental.

57 mins

Nigeria 1-0 Iceland

It should have been two for Nigeria.

Wilfried Ndidi collected a free ball in the centre and takes a powerful drive that was deflected in transit.

Halldorsson however pushed it over the bar for a Nigerian corner.

66 mins

Nigeria 1-0 Iceland

Moses dribbles well a defender on the left near the edge but shoots wide. Goal-kick Iceland. Good game so far by the Chelsea man.

71 mins

Nigeria 1-0 Iceland

Iceland heads out of danger following a Moses swing in from the right. Its corner for Nigeria. Balogun nearly nodded home the good cross.

74 mins

Nigeria 1-0 Iceland

Nigeria very high in confidence now after the first goal. Piling pressure on their opponents. Musa’s shot hit the cross bar. LUCK for Iceland.

75 mins

Nigeria 2-0 Iceland

GOAL for Nigeria!

It was Musa again! He danced his way through Iceland defence before firing home into the right corner for 2-0 Nigeria. Great football by the striker from CSKA Moscow, who is now the man of the match

80 mins

Nigeria 2-0 Iceland

PENALTY for Iceland after a foolish tackle by Ebuehi.

83 mins

Nigeria 2-0 Iceland

PENALTY MISSED!

Sigurdsson went for the top-right corner despite the goalkeeper going early, but his ball went wide to the delight of Nigerian fans.

88 mins

Nigeria 2-0 Iceland

Great save by Uzoho after Iceland tore the Nigerian defence apart.

90 mins

Nigeria 2-0 Iceland

Nigeria makes a change. Alex Iwobi comes in for Etebo.

Nigeria 2-0 Iceland
six minutes added time
90+6

FINAL WHISTLE

Nigeria wins to go second in Group D, setting up a mouthwatering clash against Argentina in St. Petersburg on Tuesday to determine who joins Croatia into the knock-out phase.

 

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