Czech vs Nigeria (LIVE UPDATE): Super Eagles set for final World Cup rehearsal

Mikel Obi slugging it out with a Czech Player
Mikel Obi slugging it out with a Czech Player (Photo Credit: Reuters)

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will Wednesday afternoon file out for what is their final test game ahead of the World Cup in Russia.

In their last three matches, the Super Eagles are yet to win any game, hence it is expected that they will be eager to go all out for a win in Vienna.

After the narrow win against Poland, the Eagles lost to Serbia and England, but pulled a draw against Congo DR.

Wednesday’s encounter at the Rudolf Tonn Stadium between Czech Republic and Nigeria will be the third official meeting between both countries.

The two previous encounters ended in a draw and victory for the Czechs.

Stay with PREMIUM TIMES for live updates.

Kick off is 2 p.m.

Czech Republic XI Vs Nigeria

1 Vaclik Thomas

7 Barak Antonin

6 Coufal Vladimir

10 Husbauer Josef

14 Jankto Jakub

26 Jugas Jakub

3 Kalas Toma

Schick Patrik

15 Soucek Toma

17 Suchy Marek

19 Sural Josef


18 Boril Jan

12 Horava Tomas

2 Jemelka Vaclav

13 Kopic Jan

16 Koubek Tomas

11 Krmencik Michal

23 Pavlenka Jii

4 Sykora Jan

20 Travnik Michal

Nigeria Starting XI vs Czech Rep – Uzoho, Shehu, Idowu, Leon Balogun, Troost Ekong – Ndidi, Ogu – Victor Moses, Iwobi, Mikel Obi – Odion Ighalo

Mikel leading the rest of the Super Eagles team on to the pitch

The Czech and Nigerian national anthem being rendered

Czech Republic get the game underway

First freekick to Nigeria as Iwobi is brought down

Balanced game so far though physical also

Mikel hacked down in front of goal and Nigeria win a free kick

Moses steps out to take the freekick .. Nice attempt by the Chelsea man but well saved by the Czech goalkeeper Vaclik Thomas

CHANCE!!! for Czech but danger averted

Good play by the Super Eagles but the final shot by Moses is blocked

SHOT: Uzoho makes a save as Czech keep pressing

Sural Josef’s volley almost gave Czech the lead

GOALLLLL!!! Kalas shots Czech Republic ahead

Water break for both teams.. Quite hot in Vienna

Victor Moses brought down just outside the box

Ighalo powers past the defender and unleash a deadly shot which the keeper saves. Nigeria 0-1 Czech Republic

Wilfred Ndidi forces a corner kick with a long range effort

Mikel flagged offside after getting a pass from Moses

Another great try by Ighalo but his effort was block by the keeper

HALF TIME: Czech 1-0 Nigeria

First Half Analysis: Czech Rep. 1-0 Nigeria

Not too cohesive from the Eagles as the team conceded too many set pieces, especially corner kicks, from which the Czech Republic took the lead on 26 minutes through Tomas Kalas, who pounced on a rebound off Francis Uzoho. More needs to be done in the offensive third by the Eagles to get back into the game in the second half.

We are back for the second half with some changes .. super Eagles restart the game

Poor shot by Ighalo after taking so much time

Despite trailing.. the Nigerian fans have been quite vocal

Showers of rain in Austria… Game abandoned

A ten minutes break taken

Game resumes

Freekick won by Moses but the kick is blocked by the Czech wall

Mikel connects a header with a cross from Moses but Czech keeper makes a save

The rain still blowing hard

SUB: Horava Tomas in for Husbauer Josef

Big miss Moses… a simple tap-in should have given Nigeria the equaliser

SUB: Elderson Echiejile in for Brian Idowu

Simmy Nwankwo also in for Odion Ighalo

Free kick for Nigeria just outside the box.. Ebuehi brought down

Uzoho makes another fingertip save

Ahmed Musa in for Victor Moses while Mikel out for Iheanacho

Overzealous fan temporarily disrupts the game

The referee makes a drop ball to get the game back underway

FULL-TIME Czech 1-0 Nigeria

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