After an enthralling audience with their grit in a 1-1 draw with mighty Argentina, Iceland has a comparatively easier opponent in Nigeria who had a game to forget against Croatia, going down 2-0. In the second match of 2018 FIFA World Cup Group D, Iceland though will have to conjure up more attacking display than they did in their first match and whether they are capable of it is a matter of great interest for everyone. For Nigeria, they know a victory is much needed to avoid things getting out of their going into the last round. Below are the relevant details of Nigeria vs Iceland live telecast, free live streaming online details in addition to start-time, venue details and their team standings in 2018 FIFA World Cup Group D points table. 2018 FIFA World Cup Schedule in IST, Free PDF Download: Fixtures, Groups, Time Table in Indian Time with Match Scores & Venue Details of Football WC in Russia.
Alfred Finnbogason was Iceland’s hero when he scored against Messi and co in the last match and looked dangerous whenever Iceland had a chance to venture forward. Against a Nigerian team, which did not organise itself at the back against Croatia, he may find himself with more opportunities to score. Hannes Halldorsson’s won the man of the match award in the last game mainly on the count of his exceptional save to keep Lionel Messi’s penalty out. Iceland would be hoping their goalkeeper is less busy compared against the Golden Eagles compared to the first game. Nigeria vs Iceland, 2018 FIFA World Cup Group D Match Preview: Start Time, Probable Lineup and Match Prediction.
Nigerian manager Gernot Rohr is tipped by many to alter his starting eleven in order to ramp up his team’s performance. Former Manchester City man Kelechi Iheanacho may be given the nod ahead of Odion Ighalo who barely had any impact against Croatia. His partnership with Alex Iwobi can be crucial as they have got the legs to come up with quick interchange of passes to open up opposition defense. Another position that may witness a change is the right back area where Shehu Abdullahi can make way for Tyronne Ebuehi.
Iceland have continued their relentless growth in international football with the World Cup, and it will not be a surprise if they triumph over the Nigerians who have pride and prestige at stake. This sets up for a really intriguing match.
Nigeria vs Iceland Football Match, Time and Schedule:
Nigeria vs Iceland, the match 25 of 2018 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place on June 22, Friday at 8.30 pm IST. The game will be held at Volgograd Arena. The two sides have locked horn on just one occasion – in an international friendly game in 1981 when Iceland thrashing Nigeria 3-0 to win the contest.
Nigeria vs Iceland Football Match, Live Telecast in India available?
Sony Pictures Networks holds the broadcast rights of 2018 FIFA World Cup in India. Nigeria vs Iceland match of Group E will be telecast on Sony Ten 2/Sony Ten 2 HD (English), Sony Ten 3/Sony Ten 3 HD (Hindi) and Sony ESPN (Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu) TV channels.
Nigeria vs Iceland Football Match, Free Live Streaming Online available in India
If you are not able to tune in to television for whatever reasons, you can also catch Nigeria vs Iceland World Cup 2018 match with the live streaming option available on Sony Liv. You can also catch up on the live updates of the game on LatestLY here. Nigeria vs Iceland in Group D of 2018 FIFA World Cup Points Table: Iceland is placed second behind Croatia in the points table while Nigeria is at fourth behind Argentina in the team standings.