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Confirmed Line-Ups: 2018 FIFA World Cup, Nigeria v Iceland, Group D

Posted: 22 June 2018 Time: 14:01

Nigeria are aiming to keep their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign alive when they take on tournament debutants Iceland in their Group D fixture at the Volgograd Arena.

Kick-off this evening is scheduled for 17:00.

Nigeria and Iceland have only faced each other once in competitive action, in which the minnows triumphed 3-0 in a friendly 37 years ago.

Heimir Hallgrímsson's side produced a tactically organised performance to stifle Argentina in their 1-1 opening day draw and will look to build on the positive result.

The Euro 16 quarter-finalists have continued to defy the odds on the global stage, despite being the smallest country in participation at Russia 2018 - with a total population of only 334 252.

The Super Eagles, meanwhile, have won just one of their last 13 World Cup games - with that victory coming against Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2014.

However, one statistic that will bring about positivity is that all five of the Super Eagles' wins in World Cup history have come against European sides.

Despite failing to progress from the group stage on both previous occasions they have lost their opening game - Gernot Rohr's men will be confident of gaining a result to keep their hopes alive.

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Article by: Staff Reporter
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