World Cup 2018: We’ll beat Nigeria says Iceland coach

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Iceland assistant coach, Helgi Kolviðsson has noted that the game against the Super Eagles of Nigeria will be difficult.

Iceland, appearing in the World Cup for the first time, held two-time winners, Argentina to a 1-1 draw in their first game on Saturday at the Spartak Stadium.

“We can win everyone. It’s just that way. We always believe in ourselves no matter who the opponent is. We are not going to underestimate Nigeria,” Kolviðsson stated in an interview with Visir.is.

“We know their team is extremely strong. They will also want to win as well so it will be a tricky game. It will be like a World Cup final.”

He added, “In the friendly game against Ghana we saw a lot of things similar to Nigeria. What we know is that the players are extremely quick and good at counter attacks.

”It could therefore be much more dangerous if we lose the ball against them. The types of players, they go a lot on one on one and sometimes it’s hard to figure them out.”

 

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