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Nigeria Will Reach Second Round, Stay Longer In Russia- Mikel

Nigeria will reach the knockout phase of the World Cup despite their unimpressive start, assures team captain John Obi Mikel. Gernot Rohr’s men inspired no confidence with their poor display as they lost 2-0 to Croatia at the Kaliningrad Stadium on Saturday. But the former Chelsea man insists no hope is lost yet for his side as they desperately seek ...

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Iceland Game Won’t Be Easy For Nigeria, Says Afolabi

Super Eagles former defender, Rabiu Afolabi has admitted that the Super Eagles won’t have it easy against the Iceland side when they clash in the second group match of the ongoing Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup. The erstwhile Flying Eagles captain, however, expressed optimism on Nigeria’s qualification to the second round of the competition. “l expect a solid team of ...

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Super Eagles Land In Volgograd, Set For Battle

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have arrived in the southern Russia town of Volgograd ahead of Friday’s must-win FIFA World Cup Group D encounter against Iceland. A statement from the spokesperson of the Nigeria Football Federation, Ademola Olajire read that they flew from their Essentuki base on Thursday morning and were settled in their Hampton-by-Hilton Volgograd Hotel a little after 1pm. The ...

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Buhari To Speak To Eagles Before Iceland Clash

Ahead of Friday’s Super Eagles second group D match against Iceland in Volgograd, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari will once more speak with the players and officials of the team before the match. The chat, according to the NFF is aimed at motivating the boys to see the game against Iceland as the only ...

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Iceland Assistant Coach: We Expect Nigeria To Be Stronger Than Ghana

Iceland assistant coach Helgi Koldvidsson says his team is expecting Nigeria to be stronger opponents that Ghana, having played against the latter in a recent friendly. Iceland played to a 2-2 draw with the Black Stars in Reykjavik on June 7 as part of their warm-up programme for the 2018 World Cup. The Ghanaian team was obviously chosen because they ...

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Eagles Will Play To Win Against Croatia – Ighalo

Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo has said the second group game against Iceland in the on-going Russia 2018 World Cup will be different from the Croatia match which Nigeria lost 2-0. The Changchun Yatai forward while responding to a question about his thoughts ahead of the Iceland fixture at the Volgograd Arena, said the approach will be different, the result ...

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Russia 2018 First Matches: Nigeria Rated 3rd Worst

The Super Eagles have been rated as the 29th best of the 32 teams participating at the 2018 World Cup, after the first round of games. This followed their 2-0 defeat to Croatia in their opening Group D fixture. British newspaper, Daily Telegraph, in an appraisal of all the teams, rated Nigeria as only better than Saudi Arabia which lost ...

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Iceland Vows To Destroy Super Eagles

After holding South American giants, Argentina to a score draw in the group D match, Coach of Nigeria’s next group opponents (Iceland), Heimir Hallgrimsson, believes he has the formula to destroy the Super Eagles Coach Hallgrimsson, who however noted that his team is not of the opinion that they are better than Nigeria ahead of their clash against the Super ...

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Victor Moses May Have To Set Nigerian Example

Victor Moses has the chance to prove himself yet again at the World Cup. Chelsea’s right wing-back carried the load for Nigeria in their opener, and will be indispensable if the Super Eagles hope to reach the Round of 16. After two seasons as Chelsea’s right wing-back, Victor Moses has much more pitch to cover at the World Cup. The ...

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Mikel Obi A Bad Number 10 For Super Eagles

Sequel to the opening Group D World Cup fixed match of the Super Eagles against Croatia on Saturday which ended in 2 to nil, a win against the Nigerian team, Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho has disclosed that Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi is a bad number …  

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