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WC 2018: Nigeria bring in fresh strikers for Iceland clash

WC 2018: Nigeria bring in fresh strikers for Iceland clash

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<p><strong>Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr made three changes to his team for Friday’s Group D World Cup match against Iceland on Friday, bringing in Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa up front and Kenneth Omeruo in defence.</strong></p> <p>Nigeria, under pressure to beat Iceland after losing their World Cup opener 2-0 to Croatia, dropped strikers Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi to the bench along with defender Shehu Abdullahi.</p> <p>Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson named midfielder Rurik Gislason to replace experienced winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson who picked up an injury in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Argentina.</p> <p>Key playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson remained in the starting XI, having recovered from injury just in time for the World Cup, while striker Jon Dadi Bodvarsson replaced Emil Hallfredsson.</p> <h3><a href="http://www.africanews.com/2018/06/22/iceland-will-feel-the-heat-in-volvograd-nigeria-coach-rohr/"target="_blank">Iceland will feel the heat in Volvograd: Nigeria coach Rohr</a></h3> <iframe src="//embed.scribblelive.com/Embed/v7.aspx?Id=2778493 &ThemeId=19714" width="100%" height="1200" frameborder="0"></iframe>