Saturday, June 16, 2018

Super Eagles Lose Opening Match: 2-0

Super Eagles of Nigeria were beaten by dominant Croatia 2-0 in their opening Group D game at the 2018 FIFA World Cup today.

Croatia profited from two gifts from the Super Eagles to claim the crucial win and get to the top of Group D.

A goal in each half, first an own goal by Oghenekaro Etebo and a penalty coolly converted by Luka Modric gave Croatia their first opening group game win since France 1998.

Croatia now top the group on three points which Argentina and Iceland are joint-second on one point each with the Super Eagles bottom.