Musa marks return with winning double as Nigeria beat Iceland

Elena Summers
June 22, 2018

Nigeria coach Gerhot Rohr was full of praise for his side, who are the youngest at this World Cup, especially the way they came out firing in the second half after Iceland put them under the pump in the first 45 minutes.

A draw would be enough to eliminate the Argentines but would leave Nigeria's fate resting on the outcome of Iceland's game against Croatia which kicks off at the same time.

But he now says Nigeria can salvage the situation and become the first African team to win the tournament - as long as fans give him 750,000 Naira ($2,092).

Both Nigeria's clash with Argentina and Iceland's match with Croatia take place simultaneously at 7:00pm BST (2:00pm ET) on Tuesday June 26. "It's going to be a tough and hard game for us".

Argentina find themselves in a proper soup after their 3-0 loss to Croatia in their World Cup Group D match. Now, representing a nation of just over 300,000 people, the World Cup darlings set their sights on the unthinkable - a spot in the Round of 16.

Nigeria, who had started the day bottom of the group, are now second - three points behind leaders Croatia, who have already qualified for the knockout stage.

"I was a bit nervous but the boys did very well in the second half, I was impressed".

Iceland had a chance to reduce the scoreline in the 89th minute, when they got a penalty, awarded by the VAR but Gylfi Sigurdsson went on to miss it.

And though a defeat to the Albiceleste would confirm their elimination, a draw would mean they require Croatia to do them a favour against Iceland.

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