Nigeria v Iceland, 22 June 2018

Score2-0 to Nigeria
RefereeMatthew Conger
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Group D
VenueVolgograd Arena, Volgograd
Attendance40,904
Kick-off: 6.00pm local Nigeria v Iceland was the 25th game played at the FIFA World Cup 2018 (Match no. 24) Refereeing team: Referee: Matthew Conger (New Zealand) Assistant Referee 1: Simon Lount (New Zealand) Assistant Referee 2: Tevita Makasini (Tonga) Fourth Official: Ricardo Montero (Costa Rica) Reserve AR: Hiroshi Yamauchi (Japan) VAR: Massimiliano Irrati (Italy) AVAR 1: Pawel Gil (Poland) AVAR 2: Elenito Di Liberatore (Italy) AVAR 3: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy) With one round of group games still to play, this result confirmed Croatia as winners of Group D but all of the other three nations (Nigeria, Iceland and Argentina) could still qualify for the knock-out stages. Ghana's Asamoah Gyan (six) and Roger Milla of Cameroon (five) were now the only African players who had scored more goals at the World Cup finals than Ahmed Musa (four). Nigeria had now won five games at the World Cup finals and all against European nations.

2  Nigeria

Manager: Gernot Rohr

0  Iceland

Manager: Hemir Hallgrimsson

Goals:

Ahmed Musa 49 G
Ahmed Musa 75 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Francis Uzoho
Defender Leon Balogun
Defender Brian Idowu
Defender Kenneth Omeruo
Defender/Midfielder Wilfred Ndidi
Midfielder Peter Etebo
Midfielder John Obi Mikel (captain)
Midfielder/Forward Victor Moses
Forward Ahmed Musa

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Hannes Halldórsson
Defender/Midfielder Kári Arnason
Midfielder Birkir Bjarnason
Midfielder Rúrik Gíslason
Midfielder Aron Gunnarsson (captain)
Midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson

Substitutions:

Tyronne Ebuehi for Brian Idowu 46
Odion Ighalo for Kelechi Iheanacho 85
Alex Iwobi for Peter Etebo 90

Substitutions:

Sverrir Ingason for Ragnar Sigurdsson 65
Björn Sigurdarson for Jón Dadi Bödvarsson 71
Ari Skúlason for Aron Gunnarsson 87

Cards:

Brian Idowu 44 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi
Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa
Defender Chidozie Awaziem
Defender Tyronne Ebuehi
Defender Abdullahi Shehu
Midfielder Joel Obi
Midfielder John Ogu
Midfielder Ogenyi Onazi
Midfielder/Forward Alex Iwobi
Forward Odion Ighalo
Forward Simy Nwankwo

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Rúnar Rúnarsson
Goalkeeper Frederik Schram
Defender Sverrir Ingason
Defender/Midfielder Hólmar Eyjólfsson
Defender/Midfielder Samúel Fridjónsson
Midfielder Albert Gudmundsson
Midfielder Emil Hallfredsson
Midfielder Ari Skúlason
Midfielder/Forward Jóhann Berg Gudmundsson

Comments:

Gylfi Sigurðsson missed a penalty in the 83rd minute.