With Argentina and Iceland playing out a stalemate in the opening fixture of Group D, both Croatia and Nigeria will look to gather all the 3 points and top the group. It is very crucial for both teams to start their world cup on a winning note.
Croatia’s midfield, with the likes of Real Madrid play-makers Luka Modric and Barcelona Midfielder Ivan Rakitic alomg with Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic upfront has no shortage of talent and experience. On the flip side, The super eagles have former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel, Chelsea player Victor Moses and Arsenal striker Alex Iwobi.
While Croatia’s attack boasts of several stars, their defense is a state of a worry as they have kept only 2 clean sheets in their last 11 games. Nigeria will look to overturn their ill fated luck in the world cup as they have won only once in their 12 games at the world cup.
Here is how the teams have lined up for today’s match :
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