Published: Sat, June 23, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Nigeria vs. Iceland live stream

Nigeria vs. Iceland live stream

A win would take Nigeria through to the knockout rounds while a draw will be enough providing Iceland do not beat group leaders Croatia by a big enough margin.

The technical crew has released the Super Eagles line-up against Iceland in their must win encounter this evening. Hello and welcome to the live coverage od Group D match between Nigeria and Iceland.

Musa was lively in the first half, making some unsafe runs in behind the Iceland wing-backs and looking to stretch the opposition defence. Then in the 75th minute, Musa outran an Iceland defender down the side of the field, moved with the ball into the middle, then dribbled around Iceland keeper Hannes Thor Halldórsson - making Halldórsson look comically slow in the process - before knocking in his second goal.

As the debate has raged over what Lionel Messi's poor performances in Russian Federation mean for his status as arguably the greatest ever to play the game, some suggested two-goal hero Musa - who now has four World Cup goals to his name in total after bagging two in Brazil four years ago - was a new candidate for the GOAT honors. The Super Eagles tournament will end if they do not fix their defensive errors.

Pressure is building on the shoulders of Nigeria boss Gernot Rohr and he hit back at a reporter when asked if a loss might see his job on the line.

However, they really turned on the charm today, despite producing a similarly lethargic first-half display. Nigeria lost its opening match 2-0 to Croatia. The Nigerians, donning their flashy Nike kit which has proved popular with fans, were not able to register a single shot on goal in the first half of play.

Nigeria's victory also gave underachieving Argentina, home of the legendary Lionel Messi, a puncher's chance of saving its own World Cup campaign.

Meanwhile, Iheanacho did a much better job of holding up the ball and linking play than Ighalo had in the first game.

Iceland's best weapons were set play.

Iceland couldn't produce their usual magic in a rare game they were favourites.

However, that never transpired, and Iceland withered, as Nigeria profited from the midfielder's less advanced role in the side. Against La Albiceleste Sigurdsson was a vital cog in Heimir Hallgrimsson's well-disciplined machine, but this afternoon he struggled to stamp his mark on the match.

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