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LIVE UPDATES: Nigeria vs Iceland

Our second game of the day features Africa reps Nigeria and tournament rookies Iceland.

Nigeria will have the support of an entire continent behind them when they come up against Iceland, a country that managed a point against Messi’s Argentina. Iceland stunned the world when they drew 1-1 with Argentina and are full of confidence going into the game against Nigeria.

Nigeria, on the other hand, succumbed to 2-0 loss to Croatia and must avoid a loss today in order not to become the third African nation to be kicked out of the tournament.

Iceland coach, Heimir Hallgrimsson expects the Super Eagles to come out firing. "This is a must-win game for Nigeria and that makes it a little bit psychologically different, they have to win. This group is going to be decided in the last minutes, in the last game. It's going to be down to some margins, a set piece, and a goal in injury time. This is how this group is going to be played, he said.

Head coach Gernot Rohr says his side will not lose today

"We will not lose this game so I do not answer this question. You can ask this question again after the game, but I will tell you we will not lose," he said.

Oghenekaro Etebo could be replaced for Vice-captain Ogenyi Onanzi after he conceded the own goal against Croatia and striker Musa could also have a place in the starting XI.

Iceland will expect to be without the services of Johann Berg Gudmundsson, who sustained a muscle injury in the opening fixture against Argentina.

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