Russia 2018: This Is How Iceland Plan To Beat Nigeria
Iceland seem to have learnt a lot about Nigeria from a pre-World Cup international friendly they played against Ghana.
Nigeria takes on Iceland on Friday in their second game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup after suffering a 2-0 defeat to Croatia.
Iceland, who forced a 1-1 draw against Group B favourite, Argentina, are banking on their experience from the 2-2 draw against Ghana before the World Cup kicked off.
Assistant coach Helgi Kolviðsson knows the game against Nigeria on Friday at the Volgograd Arena, will not be easy, but he seems to also know the way out.
“We can win everyone. It’s just that way. We always believe in ourselves no matter who the opponent is. We are not going to underestimate Nigeria,” Kolviðsson stated in an interview with Visir.is.
“We know their team is extremely strong. They will also want to win as well so it will be a tricky game. It will be like a World Cup final.”
“In the friendly game against Ghana we saw a lot of things similar to Nigeria. What we know is that the players are extremely quick and good at counter attacks.”
“It could therefore be much more dangerous if we lose the ball against them. The types of players, they go a lot on one on one and sometimes its hard to figure them out.”
Nigeria need an outright victory over Iceland to revive any hope of qualifying for the second round.
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