Nigeria v Iceland: Preview, confirmed teams and radio commentary

first_img The Volgograd Arena will host Nigeria v Iceland 3 3 Nigeria and Iceland clash in Group D both hoping to claim their first victory of this summer’s tournament.Minnows Iceland are making their World Cup finals debut and produced an excellent display in their opening match, holding Lionel Messi’s Argentina to a 1-1 draw. German icon blames Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and another star for World Cup exit Japan confirm Russia 2018 squad, including ex-Manchester United man How can I listen?Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action as it happens on talkSPORT.Who are the key players?Chelsea’s Victor Moses was excellent in his club’s 2016/17 Premier League triumph, with a new-found role at wing-back injecting life back into his football career. His performance levels took a sizeable dip last season, along with the rest of his team-mates, but he remains a key man for Nigeria.Gylfi Sigurdsson did not set the world alight against Argentina with Iceland largely on the defensive. However, Iceland should attack much more against Nigeria, which will offer the Everton playmaker the best opportunity to show off his skills.What is the team news?Nigeria XI: Uzoho; Omeruo, Ekong, Balogun; Moses, Etebo, Mikel, Ndidi, Idowu; Musa, IheanachoIceland XI: Halldorsson; Saevarsson, Arnason, R. Sigurdsson, Magnusson; Gislason, Gunnarsson, G. Sigurdsson, Bjarnason; Bodvarsson, FinnbogasonWhat does Group D look like ahead of the match? Latest World Cup News Sverrir Ingason of Iceland poses with a fan after the draw with Russia Stadiums revealed for 2026 World Cup in USA, Mexico and Canada World Cup 23 UNITED ‘THEY FAILED’ 10 amazing football facts you won’t believe are true 3 talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Nigeria endured a disappointing start to their World Cup, going down 2-0 to Croatia, and another defeat would mean an early exit for the African nation.With Argentina losing 3-0 to Croatia on Thursday night, a win for Iceland would put them on the verge of a place in the last 16.When is Nigeria vs Iceland?The match will take place on Friday, June 22 and will kick off at 4pm UK time.The match will be at the Volgograd Arena, which has a capacity of just over 45,000 and hosted England’s game against Tunisia.last_img