The Super Eagles of Nigeria will be looking for their first points of the World Cup today against Iceland, who hope to build on their fantastic draw with Argentina in their opening game.
In what looks like a blow for Iceland, star player Johann Berg Gudmundsson – who is central to the team’s counter-attacking style is a doubt after tearing a muscle in the Argentina game with the Nigerian team having no injury worries.
Everton Playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson, who recovered from injury just in time for the World Cup, played 90 minutes against Argentina, raising hopes he will remain fit for Nigeria.
Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr has hinted that the pacy Ahmed Musa may play from the start to bolster the attack and stretch the play across the field.
A draw for Iceland would keep their knock-out hopes alive, while Nigeria, who are bottom of Group D, are under huge pressure to get all three points with manager Gernot Rohr admitting his side must win.
Stadium – Volgograd Arena
Time – 4 pm