Nigeria players bag $345000 bonus after Iceland win

All the ways Argentina can advance to the World Cup's knockout stage

All the ways Argentina can advance to the World Cup's knockout stage

Nigeria's Super Eagles have kept their World Cup hopes alive after defeating Iceland 2 - 0.

"I urge the players to remain focused while the technical department will have to put heads together with the coach to salvage our next two matches against Iceland and Argentina".

He said he had been impressed with the Luka Modric-inspired side, who are already through from Group D thanks to a stunning 3-0 win over Argentina on Thursday.

"President Muhammadu Buhari heartily congratulates the Super Eagles on their victory Friday over the national team of Iceland in their second match at the Russian Federation 2018 FIFA World Cup", the President's senior media aide Shebi Garba tweeted.

Croatia would top the group and Argentina would fall into second place unless Croatia and Iceland draw, which then leads to goal difference becoming the decision maker.

Excitingly Nigeria, Argentina and Iceland could still join undefeated Croatia in the next round, though the situation remains complicated.

Iceland missed a late penalty awarded after a video assistant referee review, Gylfi Sigurdsson firing over.

Iceland went through ahead of Croatia in UEFA qualifying to reach Russian Federation while the Eastern Europeans needed a playoff to secure their place.

Group D would be as follows: Croatia (7 points), Argentina (4 points), Nigeria (3 points) and Iceland (2 points). If it does, a loss or draw for Iceland against Croatia will send the Argentines through. Not because the two teams that played tonight are part of their group, but more so as the Nigerian win breathed life into Argentina struggling stay for survival under Russian condition after their back-to-back debacle in the tournament.

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