Former Nigeria worldwide Mutiu Adepoju has stated that the 3-0 win by Croatia against Argentina in Thursday's Russian Federation 2018 FIFA World Cup clash has thrown Group D open. Victor Moses lofted a pass towards Ahmed Musa in the 49th minute, and he controlled the ball and smashed in the half volley.
But Argentina and World Cup debutants Iceland have to win their respective games against Nigeria and Croatia next week to have a chance of advancing.
Musa opened the scoring just after half-time with a stunning half-volley, before embarking on a blistering run down the flank and then cutting inside and slotting into the net to double the Super Eagles' lead on 75 minutes.
The Super Eagles face elimination after a 0-2 loss against Croatia in their opener, while Iceland were able to get a draw against Argentina. The penalty was awarded after a video review showed that Alfred Finnbogason had been brought down by Tyronne Ebuehi.
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After losing their first game in Russian Federation against Croatia, the Super Eagles will face Iceland this afternoon, June 22, and only a win will give them the chance to make the round of 16.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said he is not under pressure ahead of the match. He moved to English Premier League team Leicester City two years ago after a prolific spell in the Russian capital, but failed to settle and spent much of last season on loan back at CSKA.
Spain and Portugal, who played out an enthralling 3-3 draw came in first and second while Mexico, which defeated reigning champions Germany were rated third.