Musa's brace gives Nigeria 2-0 victory vs Iceland

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Iceland can qualify if it beats Croatia in Rostov-on-Don on Tuesday in a match that takes place at the same time as the game between Nigeria and Argentina.

Iceland coach, Heimir Hallgrimsson expects the Super Eagles to come out firing.

Musa's double took him to four goals at the FIFA World Cup for his country, making him their top scorer at global football's showpiece event, and has apparently led to Argentina fans dubbing him "Lionel Musa" in thanks for him keeping their side alive in Russian Federation.

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. "This is how this group is going to be played". "We know what the stakes are - we have to win".

Ahmed Musa scored twice to fire Nigeria past Iceland.

Ahmed Musa's second-half strikes earned Nigeria a vital 2-0 victory over Iceland in Group D.

Iceland held Argentina to a 1-1 draw in its opening match, with Lionel Messi missing a penalty. The spot kick was awarded after a video-reviewed foul on Tyronne Ebuehi for clumsily bringing down Alfred Finnbogason in the area.

Uzoho made a number of vital saves in the game as the Super Eagles bounced back from the 2-0 defeat to Croatia in their first game in the competition.

He used three central defenders flanked by wing backs, including Moses who usually plays in attack for Nigeria, and persuaded John Obi Mikel to play deeper in midfield. Dressed in their blue Iceland shirts, they were ready to cheer their country's soccer miracle onto the next round. It was not easy to convince them but in the end they did it well.

Okon said that the victory had wiped away the tears of many Nigerians from the previous loss against Croatia. "I thought before this World Cup we were here to learn", said the German. hit the ground before he shot it, slammed it into the net, might be, for me, technically the most impressive goal of this tournament. But Volgograd's heat, with temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius (86°F), sapped his team.

And captain Aron Gunnarsson said it was the team's togetherness and spirit that enabled them to keep punching above their weight on the world stage, having famously knocked England out of Euro 2016.

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