FIFA World Cup 2018 Nigeria vs Iceland
Ahmed Musa scored two goals in the second half of the match Nigeria vs Iceland on 22nd June 2018, to make sure that Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 and move into the second place after already-qualified team Croatia. After winning this match, Nigeria will next face Argentina in their final group match on Tuesday. If Nigeria wins, they will advance to the round of 16. Argentina and Iceland are levelled at 1 point each. In between, substitution for Iceland as Aron Gunnarsson comes off to be replaced by Ari Skulason but it did not work much for Iceland and helped them anyway. Nigeria doubled their lead in the match as Ahmed Musa displays his perfect control to send the ball inside the net in the 75th minute. The missed penalty by Gylfi Sigurdsson added more misery for Iceland and proved it to be another carelessness by them.
Iceland’s coach Heimir Hallgrimsson named midfielder Rurik Gislason to replace experienced winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson who picked up an injury in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Argentina. Key playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson remained in the starting XI, having recovered from an injury just in time for the World Cup, while striker Jon Dadi Bodvarsson replaced Emil Hallfredsson at the last moment.