Buhari speaks on Nigeria's defeat of Iceland in Russian Federation

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The President of the Nigerian Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki has met with the Super Eagles players in Russian Federation ahead of their World Cup match against Iceland. I was a bit nervous going into this match, but I must commend Coach Gernot Rohr for accepting criticisms and changing tactics for this game.

Some picked up on the fact that Musa had notched a double against an Icelandic defence that Messi had failed to breach in Argentina's group game - when he missed a penalty - and Cristiano Ronaldo hadn't managed in Portugal and Iceland's Euro 2016 encounter.

Balogun made a super headed clearance from a cross whipped in from Iceland's left as Nigeria protected a 1-0 lead.

Group D is now set for a blockbuster finale on Tuesday when Iceland take on already-qualified Croatia in Rostov and Nigeria face Argentina in St. Petersburg. The victory moves Nigeria to second place, and the Eagles will earn a spot in the last-16 if, in their final match, they are able to equal Iceland's result against Croatia.

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria started the campaign against Iceland slowly, becoming the first team in the 2018 World Cup not to have a shot in the first 45 minutes of action. Kelechi Iheanacho fed Victor Moses, who sprinted forward before lobbing the ball to Musa.

In Iceland's 1-1 draw against Argentina, the team played with a lone striker.

"The President expresses particular delight at the confidence, discipline, team-work and indomitable spirit displayed by the young Nigerian players", Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said in a statement.

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