Group NEWS

Nigeria's bad habit chief Ogenyi Onazi could come back to the side in the wake of being dropped for the opening thrashing by Croatia. Oghenekaro Etebo scored a possess objective in that match and could clear a path, while Ahmed Musa is likewise in conflict.

Iceland could be without Johann Berg Gudmundsson, who supported muscle damage against Argentina. Rurik Gislason went ahead for Gudmundsson in that game and may supplant him in the beginning line-up.

Nigeria have the most youthful squad by and large at this World Cup, however, the greatest concern heading into a crunch diversion with Iceland is that well-established issues remain. While it is advantageous to point the finger at Nigeria's cautious frailties in the thrashing by Croatia on the relative naiveté of their squad, a shortcoming at set-pieces has for quite some time been the Super Eagles' Achilles heel.

Since influencing their World Cup to make a big appearance in 1994, 14 of the 27 goals they have surrendered have originated from a set-piece (52%), the most noticeably awful level of any country amid that period, including a possess goal from a corner in their gathering opener.

On the other hand, an association is particularly Iceland's quality, as their amazing draw with Argentina illustrated. Expertly bored and unbendingly trained, they baffled the South Americans while surrendering few obvious possibilities on their World Cup make a big appearance.

Worryingly for Nigeria, Iceland additionally looked debilitating with an immediate, long-ball orientated amusement that could cause a jumbled barrier no finish of inconvenience. A second annihilation for Nigeria, and they are out.