Ahmed Musa struck twice to become the first Nigerian to score at two World Cups Friday as the Super Eagles secured a crucial 2-0 win over Iceland, who missed a penalty. Advertisements
Ahmed Musa, after his brace against Iceland, has joined the elite class of players, winning the Budweiser Man of the Match, in the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia.
It took until virtually the last kick after 96 minutes of frustration, but Neymar and Brazil have lift-off at the World Cup.
Ahmed Musa rewarded coach Gernot Roht with two superb goals after he handed him a starting role against Iceland, dropping Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi in Super Eagles second match in Group D at Russia 2018 World Cup.
Philippe Coutinho and Neymar broke down dogged Costa Rica in injury time on Friday, sealing a 2-0 win for Brazil that propels the five-time champions towards the World Cup last 16.
The Vikings of Iceland that held Argentina to a draw in the first game of Group D in the FIFA World Cup in Russia, will have it tougher with Nigeria’s Super Eagles in the crunch match starting at 4pm today.
Lionel Messi’s World Cup dream was left hanging by a thread as Croatia powered into the last 16 with a 3-0 rout of Argentina here Thursday.
German midfielder Emre Can has signed to join Juventus for free on a four-year deal, the Turin club announced on Thursday.
Brazilian international midfielder Fred completed his move to the team he says are the “biggest club in the world” Manchester United for a reported £50m ($67m) on Thursday.
Lionel Messi is under increased pressure to redeem himself when Argentina face Croatia in Thursday’s pivotal match after eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fourth goal of the World Cup to send Morocco packing.
Uruguay booked their place in the World Cup knockout stage along with Russia on Wednesday, as Luis Suarez scored the winner on his 100th international appearance in a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in Rostov-on-Don.
Morocco on Wednesday became the second country after Egypt to crash out of the 2018 World Cup in Russia after Portugal beat the north African side 1-0 in their Group B match on Wednesday.