Published: Fri, June 22, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Gernot Rohr claims Super Eagles players are still growing

Gernot Rohr claims Super Eagles players are still growing

"The group is now open with Croatia beating Argentina so it is now a must-win for the Super Eagles against Iceland", Adepoju who represented Nigeria at three FIFA World Cups (1994, 1998, 2002), said on Brila FM.

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.


In only the second win for an African side in Russian Federation so far, Nigeria broke the deadlock in the 49th minute when Victor Moses, playing as a wing-back, lofted a pass towards Musa who deftly controlled the ball and smashed in the half volley.

Gylfi Sigurdsson skied a VAR-confirmed penalty kick with 10 minutes to go, and Iceland could not recover, staying on a point with Argentina.


Okocha, speaking on Supersports after the Super Eagles' 2-0 victory over Iceland, noted that it is hard for coaches these days to accept criticisms, but with Rohr doing that, he should be commended. Victor Moses lofted a pass towards Ahmed Musa in the 49th minute, and he controlled the ball and smashed in the half volley. He moved to English Premier League team Leicester City two years ago after a prolific spell in the Russian capital, but failed to settle and spent much of last season on loan back at CSKA.

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr made some tactical changes, including bringing Musa into the starting lineup to inject some pace into the attack.


Croatia tops the group with 6 points having won Nigeria in their first leg and defeated Argentina by 3-0 in the second leg on Thursday.

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