Musa’s brace lifts Nigeria to victory over Iceland at World Cup

Musa’s brace lifts Nigeria to victory over Iceland at World Cup

Musa’s brace lifts Nigeria to victory over Iceland at World Cup

Musa is now the first Nigerian player to score a brace in two FIFA World Cup matches.

Iceland stunned the world when they held Argentina to a 1-1 draw, and will be looking to capitalise on their confidence as they head into their second World Cup fixture against Nigeria at Volgograd Arena on Friday June 22.

The African side will secure a spot in the knockout stage alongside Croatia if they beat Argentina.

Iceland's players will be allowed to have sex ahead of their Soccer World Cup match against Nigeria, as long as it's with their wives, coach Heimir Hallgrimsson said on Thursday.

Some picked up on the fact that Musa had notched a double against an Icelandic defence that Messi had failed to breach in Argentina's group game - when he missed a penalty - and Cristiano Ronaldo hadn't managed in Portugal and Iceland's Euro 2016 encounter.

Iceland play Nigeria on Friday.

Skipper John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses had to be cajoled into new roles as Rohr heeded the criticism that followed his side's opening Group D defeat by Croatia.

British newspaper Daily Telegraph, in an appraisal of all the teams, rated Nigeria has only better than Saudi Arabia which lost the opening game of the competition 5-0 to host country Russian Federation and debutants Panama who lost 3-0 to Belgium. "It gave us more space and the speed proved decisive for us".

And on the stroke of half-time Finnbogason came within a whisker of doubling his World Cup tally when he flashed wide Gylfi Sigurdsson's whipped in free-kick. "We've often said we're like a married couple - we're trying to get divorced, but we always meet up again", Hallgrimsson said.

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