Group D is now set for a blockbuster finale on Tuesday when Iceland take on already-qualified Croatia in Rostov and Nigeria face Argentina in St. Petersburg.
Ahmed Musa's brace gave Nigeria a vital 2-0 World Cup win over Iceland in Volgograd, handing Lionel Messi and Argentina a lifeline as a three-way battle for qualification behind Croatia in Group D goes to the wire.
A singer in Nigeria released a defiant song this week celebrating the country's fake World Cup jerseys and defending the right to wear them.
Also going into Friday's matches under some pressure are Brazil, who can not afford to drop any more points when they play Costa Rica in St Petersburg in Group E. The good news for the Selecao is that Neymar jr is fully fit after having to leave a training session early in the week due to an injury.
Gernot Rohr according to the report by Sportinglife believes his players are still growing and added that the Super Eagles will get the experience to play at the World Cup in the next four years.
He assured the players of the support and the prayers of many Nigerians back at home. If Nigeria wins, it will advance to the round of 16.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria started the campaign against Iceland slowly, becoming the first team in the 2018 World Cup not to have a shot in the first 45 minutes of action. Musa deftly controlled the ball before slamming it past Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson on the half-volley.
Recall that Okocha had blamed the 2-0 loss to Croatia in the first match to lack of having a creative midfielder, urging Rohr to play Iwobi in the midfield.