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Nigeria Foes Iceland To Face Ghana In Final Pre-World Cup Friendly

Nigeria Foes Iceland To Face Ghana In Final Pre-World Cup Friendly

By Adeboye Amosu:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Iceland, who are in the same Russia 2018 World Cup with Nigeria, will face the Black Stars of Ghana in a tune-up game on June 7  at the Laugardalsvellir Stadium, Reykjavik, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

The Iceland Football Federation confirmed the date and venue for the game on their official website on Friday.


The game will be Heimir Hallgrimsson’s men’s final friendly game before their opening match at the global soccer fiesta against Argentina on June 16.

It will the first time the Europeans who will also be making their maiden World Cup appearance in Russia will be facing the West Africans at the international level.

Zenith Ziva

The match will be a good test for Iceland ahead of their clash against three-time African champions Nigeria, who they will face in their second group game in Russia on June 22 at the Volgograd Arena, Volgograd.

Iceland will intensify their build-up ahead of the World Cup when they take on Mexico and Peru in friendly games in the United States of America on March 23rd and March 27threspectively.

Iceland and Nigeria are in Russia 2018 World Cup Group D with Argentina and Croatia.
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  • Wrong choice. Ghana does not play our brand of football.

  • Hope Odianosen 4 years ago

    I agree with Adie,, Iceland playing Ghana in order to prepare 4 Nigeria is not a perfect move on their side because Ghanaian national team at d moment is not in the right shape and beside that, Ghana teams play with alot of energy and with limited technicality and zero flair,,,,,,,,Iceland best choice would have been Senegal or Ivory-Coast,,, but, i’m happy is goin to be our own advantage.

    • Nice talk @Hope. In addition to what you’ve said. Ghana plays with too much physicality and can cause them trouble cuz Ghana will definitely break some of their players leg in that match and the match is even close to the World Cup(June 7). Iceland are making a Huge mistake. Someone help me tell them oo

  • OLISAEKEZIE 4 years ago