Club NEWSNigeria's bad habit commander Ogenyi Onazi could come back to the side subsequent to being dropped for the opening annihilation by Croatia. Oghenekaro Etebo scored an own-goal in that match and could clear a path, while Ahmed Musa is additionally in conflict.
Iceland could be without Johann Berg Gudmundsson, who managed muscle damage against Argentina. Rurik Gislason went ahead for Gudmundsson in that game and may supplant him in the beginning line-up.
NIGERIA LINE UP23 Francis Uzoho (Goalkeeper)
2 Brian Idowu (Defender)
6 Leon Balogun (Defender)
5 William Ekong (Defender)
22 Kenneth Omeruo (Defender)
11 Victor Moses (Midfielder)
8 Oghenekaro Etebo (Midfielder)
4 Wilfred Ndidi (Midfielder)
10 John Mikel Obi (Midfielder)
7 Ahmed Musa (Forward)
14 Kelechi Iheanacho (Forward)
ICELAND LINE UP1 Hannes Þór Halldórsson (Goalkeeper)
2 Birkir Már Sævarsson (Defender)
18 Hörður Magnússon (Defender)
6 Ragnar Sigurðsson (Defender)
14 Kári Árnason (Defender)
17 Aron Gunnarsson (Midfielder)
10 Gylfi Sigurðsson (Midfielder)
8 Birkir Bjarnason (Midfielder)
19 Rúrik Gíslason (Midfielder)
22 Jón Daði Böðvarsson (Forward)
11 Alfreð Finnbogason (Forward)
OVERVIEWNigeria has the most youthful squad by and large at this World Cup; however, the most significant concern heading into a crunch game with Iceland is that well-established issues remain. While it is advantageous to ensure Nigeria's defensive frailties in the annihilation by Croatia on the relative naiveté of their squad, a shortcoming at set-pieces has for quite some time been the Super Eagles' Achilles heel.
Since influencing their World Cup to make a big appearance in 1994, 14 of the 27 goals they have surrendered have originated from a set-piece (52%), the most exceedingly terrible level of any country amid that period, including a possess objective from a corner in their gathering opener.
Then again, the association is particularly Iceland's quality, as their fantastic draw with Argentina illustrated. Expertly bored and inflexibly restrained, they baffled the South Americans while surrendering few clear shots on their World Cup make a prominent appearance.
Worryingly for Nigeria, Iceland additionally looked debilitating with an immediate, long-ball orientated diversion that could cause a jumbled safeguard no finish of inconvenience. The second thrashing for Nigeria, and they are out.