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Iceland Loses 0-2 to Nigeria

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Iceland Loses 0-2 to Nigeria

Iceland-Argentina World Cup Match

Photo: Golli.

Iceland lost their World Cup match today against Nigeria 0-2. Both goals were scored in the second half by Ahmed Musa. The first goal came in the 49th minute, resulting in Iceland defender Ragnar Sigurðsson requiring medical attention on the pitch. Musa’s second goal came in the 75th minute, when he rounded Iceland goalkeeper Gylfi Sigurðsson, who had strayed from the net to follow the ball. Iceland then missed a penalty awarded late in the game.

Croatia is now on top of the group with 6 points, Nigeria second with 3 points, with Iceland and Argentina trailing behind with one point each.

Iceland is the least populous nation to ever qualify for the World Cup. The team drew 1-1 in their first ever World Cup match, against Argentina, last Saturday. This Tuesday, they will face Croatia in their final group stage match.

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