Nigeria Vs Iceland time is 4pm BST (British Summer Time); 4pm Nigeria time
It’s the Group D tussle between Nigeria, who are looking for their first points of the World Cup, and Iceland, who hope to build on their fantastic draw with Argentina in their opening game.
When is the Nigeria Vs Iceland match?
Friday, June 22.
Where can I watch Nigeria vs Iceland match?
The game will be shown live on BBC One, on DSTV channels
What’s the latest news on Nigeria, Iceland World Cup teams?
Nigeria headed to Russia with other nations in awe of their kit, but the Super Eagles were poor in a 2-0 defeat against Croatia and must get a result to avoid an early exit.
Iceland, the nation with the smallest population at the World Cup, has a golden chance to take a big step towards the knockout stages of the World Cup after they stunned Argentina as Lionel Messi missed a penalty in a 1-1 draw in the opening group game before Croatia’s 3-0 win.
While a draw for Iceland would keep their knock-out hopes alive, Nigeria, who are bottom of Group D, are under huge pressure to get all three points with manager Gernot Rohr saying his team must win.
Nigeria’s striker Odion Ighalo promised Nigeria would be on the front foot after managing only two chances on target against Croatia.
“The Iceland game will be different from the Croatian one,” Ighalo said. “We want to attack that game and we want to create chances because only with chances you score goals.”
Squads for the Nigeria vs Iceland match:
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Deportivo La Coruna), Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba), Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United).
Defenders: William Troost-Ekong and Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor), Tyronne Ebuehi (Ado Den Haag), Elderson Echiejile (Cercle Brugge KSV), Bryan Idowu (Amkar Perm), Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes FC), Leon Balogun (Brighton), Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa).
Midfielders: Mikel John Obi (Tianjin Teda), Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor), Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City), Oghenekaro Etebo (Las Palmas), John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva), Joel Obi (Torino, Italy).
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City), Victor Moses (Chelsea), Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal), Simeon Nwankwo (Crotone).
Goalkeepers: Hannes Halldorsson (Randers), Runar Runarsson (Nordsjaelland), Frederik Schram (Roskilde)
Defenders: Kari Arnason (Aberdeen), Holmar Eyjolfsson (Levski Sofia), Rurik Gislason (Sandhausen), Sverrir Ingason (Rostov), Hordur Magnusson (Bristol City), Birkir Saevarsson (Valur), Ragnar Sigurdsson (Rostov), Ari Skulason (Lokeren)
Midfielders: Birkir Bjarnason (Aston Villa), Samuel Fridjonsson (Valerenga), Johann Gudmundsson (Burnley), Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City), Emil Hallfredsson (Udinese), Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton), Olafur Skulason (Karabukspor), Arnor Traustason (Malmo)
Forwards: Jon Bodvarsson (Reading), Alfred Finnbogason (Augsburg), Albert Gudmundsson (PSV), Bjorn Sigurdarson (Rostov)
So far, only one team from Africa have won at the World Cup – Senegal who beat Poland 2-1 on Tuesday – adding to the pressure on Nigeria.
Since making their World Cup debut in 1994, Nigeria has yet to progress beyond the round of 16, including four years ago in Brazil when Nigeria lost 2-0 to France at that stage.
“We have to win against Iceland,” Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said. “If we win the next game, all is possible for the qualification.”
What are the Nigeria VS Iceland odds?
What’s the popular predictions?
It is predicted Nigeria will find it difficult to collect the three points they need to boost their chances of trying to reach the knockout stages as Iceland showed against Argentina how hard they are to break down.
Popular predictions include: 1-1; Iceland 1-2 Nigeria