In what can be termed as a possible eliminator for the round of 16 from Group D, Nigeria will take on Iceland at the Volgograd Arena on 22nd June. Group D is one group where the chances are open for all the four sides to qualify for the knockout stages. Argentina, Croatia, Nigeria, and Iceland can all equally fancy their chances of making it through to the next round. Nigeria and Iceland are the less stronger sides on paper, which makes this one a must-win game for both the sides. A defeat for either of them will most likely be the end of their qualification hopes.
Iceland has had an astonishing qualifying campaign and had constant support all throughout the campaign no matter where they traveled to. The support for them at the 2018 World Cup is expected to be one of the better ones as their fans will give in their everything to catch their national heroes in action. Same will be the case for the Nigerian fans who’ll be hoping to see their countrymen create history at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. To ensure none of them misses out on any action from this crucial encounter, we’ve got everything from schedule to the live stream info covered that’ll help them stay ahead of their busy schedule.
Nigeria 2 Iceland 0
How to Watch Live Online
Most of the fans will be opting for live stream due to the unavailability of proper TV sets in their vicinity. The Nigerian fans will be able to enjoy the live stream for their side’s game against Iceland on Kwese Sports’ official website. For Iceland, the live stream will be available on their official broadcasters, RUV’s official website. FOX Sports will have an entire live stream channel dedicated entirely to the 2018 FIFA World Cup through which the American fans will be able to live stream every second of Nigeria vs Iceland game. beIN Sports will be live streaming the match on their website for all the fans from MENA Countries and some countries in Europe including France.
Nigeria vs Iceland Live Stream channels
For the Asian Subcontinent fans, Sony will be live streaming the game on its official app Sony LIV. DirecTV will also be up with a live stream channel streaming Nigeria vs Iceland game for all fans from the Caribbean. The fans from the UK will be able to live stream the game on either of BBC’s or ITV’s websites. Fans who won’t have access to any official live stream can quickly make use of the n number of VPN Gateways available on the internet. Also, fans looking to get rid of their cable car choose from amongst the top sticky bundles that include names like fuboTV, Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue.
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The all-important Group D game between Nigeria and Iceland will be played at the Volgograd Arena on 22nd June with a scheduled kick-off at 18:00 local time. Volgograd Arena is one the stadiums that are exclusively being built for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It will have a capacity of seating 45,000 fans across two tiers. It will host three other group stage games along with Nigeria vs Iceland game. Post the 2018 FIFA Work Cup; it will host the home games of Russian Premier League side, FC Rotor Volgograd.
Most of the players taking the field for Nigeria will be without any significant top-level experience which will add more pressure on their manager, Salisu Yusuf, to come out with the best possible tactic. Iceland has been a side to beat since the past few years with all their playing XIs delivering their best on most of the occasions. Led by Gylfi Sigurdsson, Iceland have got a strong lineup that can beat any side on their day. Here is how the possible lineups for the sides look as of now.
Nigeria Probable XI
Ezenwa (GK); Echiéjilé, Omeruo, Abdullahi, Akas; John Obi Mikel, Ndidi, Moses Simon; Ighalo, Iwobi, Iheanacho
Iceland Probable XI
Halldórsson (GK); Arnason, Sævarsson, Ragnar Sigurdsson, Hauksson; Aron Gunarsson, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Smarason; Sigþórsson, Bergmann Sigurðarson, Alfreð Finnbogason
The fans from Iceland will be able to catch all the action live on their National Broadcasting Service, RUV. The Nigerian fans will get the official broadcast of their home side’s game on Kwese Sports. The official broadcast with a preview show for the game that will begin soon after the end of Argentina vs Croatia game. The match will be broadcasted live on FOX Sports in America, on beIN Sports in MENA Countries and some European countries, on Sony ESPN in the Asian Subcontinent, on DirecTV in the Caribbean, on BBC and ITV in the UK, on Kwese Sports, Canal+, and SuperSport in Africa, and on Perviy Kanal in the host nation, Russia. Fans can tune into all of these channels to catch all the action form this crucial Group D game. To check out what channel will broadcast in your country, visit FIFA’s official website.
It is one tough call to make given both sides’ equal strength from defense to attack. While Nigeria boasts of a few big names, Iceland has one strong unit delivering the odds together for their nation. However, recent form is the only thing that gives Iceland a slight advantage over their opponents. Our final scoreline prediction is Iceland 1-0 Nigeria.