World cup 2018: Eagles in high spirit ahead of crucial Iceland game
London, June 22, 2018 (AltAfrika)–Nigeria prepared for their crunch Group D encounter against Iceland on Thursday afternoon with a training session at the Volgograd Arena.
The Super Eagles were put through their paces under the watchful gaze of coach Gernot Rohr on the pitch that will play host to Friday’s clash.
Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi looked completely at ease as he jogged alongside his international team-mates despite Nigeria facing elimination from the tournament should they suffer defeat by Iceland.
Alex Iwobi was all smiles as Nigeria geared up for their crunch Group D match with Iceland
Odion Ighalo (second right) will be hoping to get off the mark this tournament against Iceland
Chelsea’s Victor Moses and former Stamford Bridge midfielder Jon Obi Mikel were also present as Nigeria put the finishing touches to their preparations in training.
Nigeria are hoping to bounce back from the below-par performance they produced in their 2-0 defeat by Croatia in their opening match.
Argentina will be watching the Nigeria’s clash against Iceland with great interest after they suffered a chastening 3-0 loss to Croatia in Nizhny Novgorod.
Jorge Sampaoli’s side know their World Cup fate is no longer in their hands after collecting just one point from their opening two matches in Russia.
Iceland can take a huge step towards the last 16 with victory on Friday and Rohr believes the minnows have to be viewed as favourites to win the match due to the relative inexperience of his squad.
Simeon Nwankwo sprays insect repellent onto his arm amid the plague of midges in Volgograd
Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho competes with Ighalo (left) during Thursday’s session
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