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Russia: Iceland prepares ahead of Nigeria match in Volgograd01:30

Russia: Iceland prepares ahead of Nigeria match in Volgograd

Russian Federation, Volgograd
June 21, 2018 at 14:04 GMT -00:00 · Published

The national football team of Iceland practiced at the Volgograd Arena on Thursday, a day ahead of their crucial match against Nigeria. Shortly afterwards, a press conference was also held.

Answering a journalist's question on the expectations for the match, manager Heimir Hallgrimsson said that they expected to win.

Meanwhile, captain Aron Gunnarsson acknowledged the athleticism of the Nigerian squad, adding that everyone in his team would have to "row in the same direction" to achieve success.

"I mean, you have to work together, especially for our country, we have to stick together. Once you do it as a team, anything is possible, and you've got a chance," said Gunnarsson.

After a surprising 1:1 draw with Argentina, the Vikings are hoping for their first ever World Cup win when they play Nigeria in Volgograd on Friday.

Russia: Iceland prepares ahead of Nigeria match in Volgograd01:30
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The national football team of Iceland practiced at the Volgograd Arena on Thursday, a day ahead of their crucial match against Nigeria. Shortly afterwards, a press conference was also held.

Answering a journalist's question on the expectations for the match, manager Heimir Hallgrimsson said that they expected to win.

Meanwhile, captain Aron Gunnarsson acknowledged the athleticism of the Nigerian squad, adding that everyone in his team would have to "row in the same direction" to achieve success.

"I mean, you have to work together, especially for our country, we have to stick together. Once you do it as a team, anything is possible, and you've got a chance," said Gunnarsson.

After a surprising 1:1 draw with Argentina, the Vikings are hoping for their first ever World Cup win when they play Nigeria in Volgograd on Friday.

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