Published: Fri, June 22, 2018
Sports | By Ivan Ross

Ahmed Musa sets TWO World Cup records as Nigeria beat Iceland

Ahmed Musa sets TWO World Cup records as Nigeria beat Iceland

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been adjudged as the 29th best of the 32 teams participating at the World Cup after the first round of games.

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Iceland play Nigeria on Friday.

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Gylfi Sigurdsson skied a VAR-confirmed penalty kick with 10 minutes to go, and Iceland could not recover, staying on a point with Argentina. And with Croatia routing the Argentines 3-0 on Thursday, it opened the way for Iceland to claim the group's second spot in the round of 16.

In this case, Argentina will need to beat Nigeria and hope that Iceland to not beat Croatia in their final game.

Balogun made a super headed clearance from a cross whipped in from Iceland's left as Nigeria protected a 1-0 lead.

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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. Victor Moses lofted a pass towards Ahmed Musa in the 49th minute, and he controlled the ball and smashed in the half volley.

Against Croatia, the former Racing Genk starlet was one of the most outstanding players on the pitch, finishing the match with a game-high five aerial duels won and was the top man in tackles.

The President in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media & Publicity) Mr Femi Adesina, said he was particularly delighted at the confidence, discipline, team-work and indomitable spirit displayed by the young Nigerian players.

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