Super Eagles Defeat Iceland 2:0

Super Eagles

48th-ranked Nigeria will take on 22nd-ranked Iceland in Group D in a match that may well decide the future of one the biggest sides in the world - Argentina and one of the biggest players in the world - Lionel Messi.

The Super Eagles would have gone out with defeat but came good in Volgograd.

I was really impressed by them against Argentina.

The win for Nigeria means the team can move on if it beats Argentina, but it could also draw and advance as long as Iceland doesn't beat Croatia.

Here are three takeaways from the game.

World Cup Daily: Nigeria have lift-off in their World Cup, while Switzerland and Brazil leave it late.

Iceland - must beat Croatia and hope Nigeria don't beat Argentina.

The teams met in the qualifying campaign for Russian Federation, with each winning at home as Iceland topped the group, but Croatia's 3-0 hammering of Argentina marked them out as one of the teams to watch in Russian Federation.

See the best social media reactions to Nigeria's victory below. They went a goal behind but hit back instantly and ended up taking an unexpected point from the game.

Nigeria will play its next group stage game against Argentina in St. Petersburg on June 26.

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The 25-year-old is now the first Nigerian to score at different World Cups and with four goals the country's all-time record scorer in the finals.

"The last one was a shining example of how good Croatia is, but that also gives us confidence because we were ahead of them in our (qualifying) group and have already beaten them once in Iceland".

German coach Gernot Rohr turned to Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho up front for Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi, while Kenneth Omeruo replaced Abdullahi Shehu on the right of a three-man defence.

Last but definitely not the least, Ahmed Musa proved out to be the main difference between the two sides, as the CSKA Moscow attacker scored two brilliant goals to snatch all three points for his nation.

Nigeria still have to beat Argentina to make sure of extending their stay in Russian Federation but this performance, particularly in the second half, will give them a huge lift for Tuesday's group finale.

Iceland finished the first half on top, with Alfred Finnbogason firing wide following a fine cross from Sigurdsson. "We had to change something and we wanted to push more forward", Rohr said.

Marca quoted Rohr as adding that Nigeria "will have the tactics to win the match".

In major tournaments (World Cup and European Championships), Iceland have lost just one of their six matches in total (W2 D3 L1).

Arguably the most active Nigerian attacker on the field, Victor Moses was a quintessential figure for his side in the attacking department.

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