Iceland v Nigeria (LIVE UPDATES): Iheanacho, Musa, Omeruo in starting XI

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From the team sheet released, Gernot Rohr has gone to three at the back with Kenneth Omeruo joining the usual central defensive duo of Leon Balogun and William Troost-Ekong.

Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa have also forced their way into the starting XI on the back of some impressive performance in training.

Iceland already have a point in the bag while Nigeria is pointless with a two-goal deficit. History reminds us that these usurpers from Iceland started the same way at Euro 2016 – with a hard-fought 1-1 result against Portugal, who went on to win the tournament.

Starting line-ups

Nigeria [3-4-3]: Francis Uzoho; Kenneth Omeruo, William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun; Brian Idowu; Wilfred Ndidi, John Obi Mikel, Oghenekaro Etebo; Victor Moses, Kelechi Iheanacho,

Iceland [4-4-2]: Hannes Halldorsson; Hordor Magnusson, Ragnar Sigurdsson, Kari Arnason, Birkir Saevarsson; Birkir Bjarnason, Aron Gunnarsson, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Rurik Gislason; Jon Dahl Boovarsson, Alfred Finnbogason

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Stay with PREMIUM TIMES for Live updates from the Volgograd Arena.

Kickoff is 4 p.m.


Both teams are already on pitch before official  kick off

Nigeria get the  game underway already

Chance.. Iceland come close but they get a corner kick

Corner kick to Nigeria but Iceland make the clearance

1981 is the only time Nigeria has ever played Croatia before and the super eagles lost 3-0.

Rohr on his feet dishing out instructions

The Iceland fans making all the noice for now.. Will a goal by the eagles silence them

The Super Eagles need  a win here .. they have a throwing now

Ndidi lobs the ball into Iceland box but Iceland clear fast

Throw in for Iceland near the super eagles box

Finger tip save by Uzoho

Another corner kick for Iceland and Nigeria make a clearance

The pressure has been moreagainst Nigeria..

Hopefully they won’t cave in soon

Musa swings a cross into the box no connection for Eagles


Not much in terms urgency for the Super Eagles

Iheanacho wins a free kick for Nigeria just by the Center circle

Iceland go down in the box but referee waved off the penalty appeal

Another anxious time for the Super Eagles but they make the clearance

Mikel tries to cool off with a drink quite humid in Volvogard

Another aimless kick by Moses but Nigeria win a corner

Yellow card for Nigeria’s Brain Idowu

Chance for Iceland off a free kick but a bit wide

The dying minutes quite frentic for Nigeria but they survive the onslaught

Two minutes added time

Half Time Nigeria 0-0 Iceland

Will the Super Eagles get a goal or win in the second  half

Ebuehi comes in

Second half already underway and Etebo with the firstshot

Ahmed Musa scores for the Super Eagles

Ahmed Musa’s Goal

Ndidi tries a long pass but fails to reach Etebo

Ahmed Musa is now Nigeria’s highest goal scorer at the World Cup

More photos

Ndidi with a shot!  Iceland keeper with a finger tip svae

The Super  Eagles of Nigeria pressing hard for another  goal

Free kick for Iceland

Calm save for Uzoho

Head injury forces Iceland Sigurdson out

Rising shot from Victor Moses but over the bar

Iceland throwing in thier bodies Moses & Etebo shots blocked

Bovardson pulled off my Iceland

Ahmed Musa scores again……..

Nigeria with 8 attempts 3 on target

Corner kick for Nigeria but Leon Balogun comes close

Penalty kick awarded to Iceland

Iceland misses a penalty kick

More pictures

Iheanacho out for Ighalo

Mikel down, looks like his wrist was fractured

Full time scores Iceland 0-2 Nigeria

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