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Nigeria vs Iceland: What Argentina’s defeat vs Croatia means for Super Eagles

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On Thursday night, Croatia humiliated Argentina 3-0 in their second Group D fixture at the 2018 World Cup.

The win sealed Zlatko Dalic’s men’s place in the knockout stages, while Lionel Messi and co are on the verge of elimination.

Of course, the picture will become clearer by Friday night, after must have played .

The have no point, having lost 2-0 to , while Iceland have one point following their 1-1 draw with Argentina.

Gernot Rohr’s men are condemned to win against the Scandinavians, or else they could be effectively eliminated from the tournament.

If Nigeria picks up three points, they will jump into second place in Group D behind Croatia, ahead of their final group game against Argentina.

However, if it ends in a draw, it is advantage for Iceland as they would have two points and Nigeria will have one point along with Argentina.

A seals the Eagles’ fate at Russia 2018 and put Iceland in a great position to qualify along with Croatia.



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