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.
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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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
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
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