fifa world cup 2018 croatia beat nigeria 2-0 hj news

fifa world cup 2018 croatia beat nigeria 2-0 hj news

In the first match of the FIFA World Cup Group D in Russia, Croatia late on Sunday night, defeating Nigeria, named after the Super Eagles, defeated Nigeria 2-0 and started the tournament in the 21st edition of the tournament.

In this match played at the Kaliningrad stadium, Croatia played an impressive performance and did not give a clear opportunity to return to Nigeria in the match. In the 12th minute, experienced captain of the Super Eagles, John OB Mickel passed the box on the left flank, deflecting a defender, but striker Odion Iglow could not reach the ball.

fifa world cup 2018 croatia beat nigeria 2-0 hj news

Two minutes later, Croatia struck back and Ivan Pericic tried to score from 20 yards but he hit the ball over the goalpost. Following Pericic’s effort, Croatia’s midfield dominated the match, in which the team got the advantage in the 32nd minute.

Luca Modric, who played with the Spanish club Real Madrid, gave the best pass on the corner from the right edge. Star striker Mario Manjukic managed to hit the header inside the box and the ball hit Nigeria’s midfielder Ogenekaro with the feet of Ittebo and went into the goal.

After making a goal, Croatia took more aggression in their game but the team could not score the second goal in the first half.

fifa world cup 2018 croatia beat nigeria 2-0 hj news

Super Eaglas also made a quick start of the second half but the first chance to score a goal was Croatia. In the 55th minute, Pericic gave the best pass to the Ente Rebecc present in the box from the left edge. However, he could not double his team’s lead.

Croatia coach Jalatko Dalal sent midfielder Maserlo Brasovic to the field in the 62nd minute for the forward player Andreas Karamarkic, due to which Modric played as an attacking midfielder.

fifa world cup 2018 croatia beat nigeria 2-0 hj news

In the 71st minute of the match, William Trust-Ikong of Nigeria dropped Manjukik inside the box, due to which Croatia got a penalty. Captain Modric did not make any mistake in scoring a penalty and forwarding his team 2-0.

In the last minute of the match, Nigeria tried to reduce the difference of defeat but she could not stop Croatia from taking three points.

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