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Friday, 22 June 2018

World Cup 2018: Why We Lost 2-0 To Nigeria – Iceland Coach, Hallgrimsson

Iceland Coach, Heimer Hallgrimsson has revealed why his team fell to a 2-0 defeat by Nigeria in their World Cup Group D second match on Friday.


Nigeria won the match to ensure they, Iceland and Argentina still have hope of qualifying for the next round with one match to play.


Ahmed Musa scored twice as the Super Eagles bounced back from Croatia's 2-0 defeat earlier.


Iceland could still make it to the next round If they defeat Croatia and depending on the outcome of the match between Argentina and Nigeria.


Hallgrimsson spoke with reporters after the match suggesting that the hot whether somehow reduced the performance of his players.


He said, “Today, it seems nature worked against us. We did our best and the players showed character mostly in the first half when we had a lot of chances to score.


“We had some shots on target. But we failed to score. Nigeria was stronger the second half. We still have a chance to go through. It will now depends on what happens in the next game.”


On Gylfi Sigurdsson penalty miss, the coach added, “Even the greatest of football players miss penalty. Gylfi (Sigurdsson) always plays with his heart, he’s a great player.


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