2018 FIFA World Cup
Nigeria v Iceland
Match Day 2
Friday, June 22 2018
Kick-off is at 17:00 (CAT)
Nigeria meet Iceland in an aim to bounce back in their second Group D match at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
on Friday, June 22 at Volgograd Arena.
The Super Eagles have disappointingly started on a low note last Saturday and will have to do everything right to bag a win.
Losing 2-0 to Croatia on Saturday night means coach Gernot Rohr will have to make changes in his squad to revive their hopes of a knockout qualification.
Sitting at the bottom of the group with zero points leaves the West Africans with their backs against the wall, but will now hope to regain the trust put on them by the African continent.
The two nations are meeting for the first time and this crucial encounter could go either way based on the stakes and both sides quality.
Looking at the Icelandic side, they are still enjoying their famous draw against Argentina last Saturday afternoon in their debut World Cup appearance.
Many wrote the Europeans out of the group and they were expected to lose their opening against a star studded Albiceleste.
However, they were brave and united to ensure they derailed the South Americans’ ambitions of starting with a win.
Following the draw, they now sit joint second in the group with a point and a win will elevate them to four points.