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Iceland’s Gudmundsson To Miss Nigeria Game, Says Coach

Iceland winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson is very unlikely to recover from injury in time to play in the World Cup Group D game against Nigeria on Friday, his coach Heimir Hallgrimsson said. “He is getting better every day. He is in good hands. I am not going to hide that it is very unlikely that he will play,’’ Hallgrimsson told ...

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Iheanacho More Clinical, Technical Than Ighalo– Fashanu

A call for Odion Ighalo to be dropped for Kelechi Iheanacho has been made by former England international John Fashanu as Nigeria step up preparations for Friday’s clash against Iceland. Ighalo failed to convince in the Eagles first game against Croatia, which they lost 0-2 and according to Fashanu he should be dropped from the starting line up for the ...

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Be Aggressive, Creative To Overcome Iceland- Chukwu

Christian Chukwu, a former Super Eagles Coach on Thursday said the Eagles would overcome Iceland on Friday at the FIFA World Cup in Russia, if the players are aggressive and motivated. Chukwu told the News men in Abuja that the Eagles had to be creative in order to defeat Iceland. “They should go all out to redeem their image and ...

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Nigeria Out To Silence Iceland In Group D Clash

Nigeria will lock horns with Iceland in their second Group D match at the Volgograd Arena in Russia on Friday. The Super Eagles began their group stage campaign with a 2-0 defeat to European side Croatia last weekend. As a result, Nigeria are placed at the bottom of Group D standings without a single point. They find themselves three points ...

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Nigeria Can Get A Good Result Against Iceland, Rohr

The Super Eagles are in dire need of a win against the World Cup debutants on Friday, and the German tactician is upbeat about his side’s chances Coach Gernot Rohr believes his side can get the much-needed result against Iceland in Volgograd. The Super Eagles face the Europeans in their bid their rescue their World Cup ambition after bowing 2-0 ...

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Mikel Ready To Sacrifice Position

Nigeria’s captain, Mikel Obi on Thursday revealed that he is ready to sacrifice his current position on the team; if it will help the Super Eagles win the matches in the 2018 World Cup. This was contained on Super Eagles’ verified Twitter handle, quoting the captain as saying; “I am the captain of this team, if I have to sacrifice ...

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Iceland Lift Sex Ban Between Players, Wives–Coach

Iceland’s players will be allowed to have sex ahead of their World Cup match against Nigeria, as long as it’s with their wives, Coach Heimir Hallgrimsson said on Thursday. When an Icelandic reporter asked if sex was banned for members of the squad, Iceland captain Aron Gunnarsson said, laughing: “For the time being, yes.” Hallgrimsson interjected: “At least as long ...

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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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