Published: Fri, June 22, 2018
Sport | By Ashley Hunter

‘I’m Proud Of Your Indomitable Spirit’: Buhari Praises Super Eagles

‘I’m Proud Of Your Indomitable Spirit’: Buhari Praises Super Eagles

The Eagles flourished playing the 4-2-3-1 so much so that they qualified for Russian Federation 2018 with a game to spare.

Iceland gutted out a draw against heavily favored Argentina in Round 1 of Group D play.

Nigeria's forward Ahmed Musa and teammates celebrate their victory at the end of the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Nigeria and Iceland at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on June 22, 2018.

Croatia are now through to the next stage with six points. Victor Moses lofted a pass towards Ahmed Musa in the 49th minute, and he controlled the ball and smashed in the half volley.

Iceland had a chance to get one back but Gylfi Sigurdsson sent a penalty kick way over the Nigeria bar in the 83rd minute.

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But Nigeria's second-half display in Volgograd was arguably as good as any in the World Cup and came after a fairly dour first half in which the Super Eagles did not register a shot on target.

A second defeat following a 2-0 loss to Croatia in Group D will put Nigeria out of the running for a last-16 place and possibly lead to the German coach losing his job.

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said he is not under pressure ahead of the match.

Croatia tops the group with 6 points having won Nigeria in their first leg and defeated Argentina by 3-0 in the second leg on Thursday.

But the official kit designed by Nike is too expensive for many Nigerians to afford, so they've turned to imported fakes that have flown off the shelves.

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