Super Eagles rated third worst team at the World Cup

Super Eagles rated third worst team at the World Cup

Super Eagles rated third worst team at the World Cup

Nigeria has moved into second place in the World Cup's Group D after beating underdog Iceland 2-0 on Friday thanks to two goals from Ahmed Musa.

The win vindicated the decision of Rohr to overhaul his attack after a limp 2-0 defeat to Croatia in Nigeria's opener, bringing in Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho at the expense of strikers Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi.

Iceland playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson, who recovered from injury in time for the World Cup and played against Argentina, is 100 percent fit.

Hoping for a Nigeria win against Iceland, Argentinian fans showed their support to the African team in several ways and parts of the country. A loss to the debutants, on the other hand, will see them join Egypt and Morocco in shaming the continent by exiting the World Cup before their third match.

Musa's sweetly struck half-volley fired Nigeria into the lead just after half-time before he added a second with 15 minutes to go to make the Group D game safe.

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is confident the Super Eagles will bounce back when they tackle Iceland in their second World Cup fixture at the Volgograd Arena on Friday 22 June.

Iceland started brightest but Nigeria, with captain John Obi Mikel sitting deeper in midfield than the defeat against Croatia, slowly worked their way into the game as Victor Moses posed a constant threat on the right flank. I was a bit nervous going into this match, but I must commend Coach Gernot Rohr for accepting criticisms and changing tactics for this game.

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