Musa scores twice to give Nigeria 2-0 win over Iceland

Musa scores twice to give Nigeria 2-0 win over Iceland

Musa scores twice to give Nigeria 2-0 win over Iceland

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Super Eagles for bouncing back from a 2-0 defeat to Croatia to humble Iceland 2-0 in a 2018 World Cup Group D clash.

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Musa said the coach's attacking intent with the substitution was clear, and gave the players confidence that "we don't have to go for last-minute to win the game".

Ahmed Musa has scored again to give Nigeria a 2-0 lead against Iceland late in the second half in Volgograd.

Nigeria have lost each of their last three World Cup games.

On Friday morning, almost 200 fans of Iceland's World Cup soccer team - some natives of Reykjavik and other parts of the sparsely populated North Atlantic nation, others firmly seated on the Viking bandwagon - gathered in a cramped space in a midtown Manhattan pub. They are certainly a side with the talent to make waves in the competition, but their recent results have ranged from disastrous to excellent.

Iheanacho fired wide for Nigeria in the closing stages and Finnbogason's angled drive was saved by Uzoho at the other end, but time ran out for Iceland.

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Iceland held Argentina to a 1-1 draw in their opening match and made the better start. It was going very well throughout our games and the team was built around him. Three points against Nigeria would leave them needing only a point against Croatia next week to progress.

"I am confident that if our players believe in themselves, they can qualify out of their hard group and even go very far in the tournament", because "with determination, nothing is impossible". Iceland has just a quarter of the population of Buenos Aires, but they didn't let that phase them as they crowded Argentina out of the game.

Nigeria boss Gernot Rohr: "What I like in my young team is humility, solidarity and fighting spirit".

Musa, Nigeria's all-time leading World Cup scorer with four goals, has played well against Argentina before.

Musa was lively in the first half, making some risky runs in behind the Iceland wing-backs and looking to stretch the opposition defence. Victory over Nigeria in their final game would see La Albiceleste safely into the last 16 - as long as Iceland do not beat group leaders Croatia. If Nigeria wins, they will advance to the round of 16.

Arguably the most active Nigerian attacker on the field, Victor Moses was a quintessential figure for his side in the attacking department.

- This was only Nigeria's second win in their last 14 matches at the World Cup (D3 L9), having also beating Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2014.

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