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Super Eagles take on Iceland in crucial World Cup clash

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria will be up against Iceland in their second match in Group D of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the Volgograd Stadium in Russia today (Friday).

Having lost their opening game against Croatia, a defeat for Nigeria would mean early exit from the World Cup.

So the Eagles are battling for at least a point to stay in the running for the knockout stages.

Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr is confident his sde, united like a family, will not lose in the encounter.

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Speaking at Thursday’s pre-match press conference in Volgograd, Rohr said: “I have a lot of respect for Iceland. They did so well against Argentina. They don’t have the star players in the team. We don’t have either. So tomorrow will be a battle of collectives.

“We’re living like a family, we have a plan and we won’t lose tomorrow.”

Croatia sealed their place in the round of 16 after thrashing Argentina 3-0 on Thursday night.

The Super Eagles will take on Argentina next after the game against Iceland. They need at least four points from these matches to have a go at advancing.

The Iceland clash kicks off by 4:00p.m Nigerian time.

 

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