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.
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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
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
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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