VOLGOGRAD/GELENDZHIK, Russia, June 20 (Reuters) - Iceland will try not to melt in the fierce heat of Volgograd when they take on Nigeria in only the
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VOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 20 (Reuters) - Nigeria play Iceland in a World Cup Group D match in Volgograd on Friday.
Africa's much-awaited and coveted tilt at World Cup glory looks as far off as ever after a dismal round of opening fixtures.
Ahmed Musa looks set for another spell away from Leicester City next season, with Turkish giant Galatasaray keen to take him on loan.
Nigerian football fan groups have been left bemused by reports of a request to Russian officials to have live chickens taken into World Cup venues.
Nigeria boss Gernot Rohr says his young side can "do better" than what they produced in Saturday's 2-0 loss to Croatia in their Group D opener.
One own-goal and one penalty was more than enough to condemn Nigeria to defeat against Croatia in their opening game of the 2018 World Cup.
The Super Eagles began their World Cup campaign in underwhelming fashion as they were swatted away 2-0 by Croatia in their Group D opener.
Croatia sit atop World Cup Group D after an own goal and a penalty allowed them to beat Nigeria 2-0 on Saturday.
Irfan Kawri offers his view on how the Super Eagles can begin their World Cup campaign with a win in Saturday's opener against Croatia.
After Cristiano Ronaldo's hat trick against Spain, Lionel Messi missed a penalty against Iceland. Follow all the World Cup action in our live blog.
Samuel Kuffour admits it will be "incredibly difficult" for Nigeria to reach the knockout rounds, but adds that it could work to their advantage.
KweséESPN lists a couple of things to consider regarding the Super Eagles' previous five opening group stage games, including the latest opposition.
If Kenneth Omeruo starts for Nigeria against Croatia, it will be a remarkable turnaround for a player that was largely out of favour until recently.
Dark horse Croatia take on spirited Nigeria in a World Cup opener on Saturday that could leave one side fighting for their tournament lives.
Leon Balogun failed to train with the Nigeria squad on Thursday, and is now a major doubt for Saturday's World Cup opener against Croatia.
Nigeria captain John Mikel Obi has promised that the team will be switched on from the start - unlike in their warm-up games.
Nigeria's starting XI to play against Croatia in their World Cup opener on June 16 is set, but Gernot Rohr won't give anything away just yet.