Musa marks return with winning double as Nigeria beat Iceland

Musa marks return with winning double as Nigeria beat Iceland

"But they understood they had to do this for the country, for the team".

Here's what can happen for Argentina and the others.

Initially, each player of the Super Eagles was due $10,000 for a win at the tournament but the Nigerian federal government increased the win bonus to $15,000 to motivate them to win their remaining Group D matches after they lost to Croatia in their opening game Saturday. "I am not going to hide that it is very unlikely that he will play", Hallgrimsson told reporters on Thursday.

No matter what happens, the runner up in Group D will meet the victor of Group C, which is likely to be France, in the Round of 16.


To get there, Iceland must get a result against the youngest team in the field, Nigeria, whose youth offers a great ceiling on the attack but an equally likely penchant for defensive lapses, not a recipe for success versus the solid defense and strategic counterattack of the tourney's second-most-veteran side. If the two teams are tied in differential, it goes to goals scored to figure out who advances, where Nigeria is now one goal ahead. Iceland (+160) to win in 3-way betting.

Four minutes into the second half, Musa broke the deadlock for the Super Eagles with a attractive strike in the box following a cross from Victor Moses, 1-0.

"The last one was a shining example of how good Croatia is, but that also gives us confidence because we were ahead of them in our (qualifying) group and have already beaten them once in Iceland". To make matters worse, the lopsided loss to Croatia means Argentina would have to overcome at least a four-goal difference to win a tiebreaker with Iceland, assuming Croatia beats Iceland in the group finale. So it's simple for Argentina: win and try to win big.

Both Nigeria's clash with Argentina and Iceland's match with Croatia take place simultaneously at 7:00pm BST (2:00pm ET) on Tuesday June 26.

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