On Friday morning, about 200 fans of the team of the Icelandic World Cup – some native of Reykjavik and other parts of the nation North Atlantic low population density, other fixed on moving Viking train sit – in a confined space in a pub in Manhattan came together . Dressed in blue shirt Iceland, they were ready to cheer their football miracle country to the next round. With a win against Nigeria, Iceland would almost certainly progress in the knockout phase. The fans on his cold Einstök Ale enjoyed while “singing Ls Country! Ls-land” (Di ‘: “! Eees country!). Viking clap sounds of bouncing around at the bar. But then hit Iceland Ahmed Musa. The Nigerian who played in the English Premier League Leicester City, scored a pair of exquisite second-half goals against Iceland in Russia, Nigeria give a 2-0 win over World Cup favorite loser and the possibility of reaching the African nation to revive the knock-out for the next phase second tournament. the victory of Nigeria has also been underperforming Argentina, home of the legendary Lionel Messi a chance to save the enemy their campaign in the World Cup. Iceland had but because it allows you to convert your chances in the first half, dominated the game his free kicks and long passes into a goal. Nigeria has not even a shot on goal in the first half. in 49 minutes, however, tied the score 0-0, Musa took a cross, touching the grass and fired the ball into the net from close range. Then, Musa moved to 75 ‘outran a Iceland defender on the side of the field, with the ball in the middle, then dropped to Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldórsson – makes Halldórsson seem strange slow in the process – before in his second goal knocking A penalty at 83 ° offered a bit ‘of hope Iceland. But the player Icelandic technically equipped, Gylfi Sigurdsson, sailed his shot comfortably over the bar, the Iceland Air tapping the opportunities and pubs fan of New York where Iceland supporters to bury his head in his hands. the victory of Nigeria gives Group D of the World Cup, already one of the most fascinating combinations of the tournament, the drama more to come in the final match of the first round. Croatia, the last with a 2-0 win against Nigeria 3-0 week and a stunner against Argentina on Thursday, has already co protects all in one place. Nigeria, with three points, thanks to the victory over Iceland, is Argentina, one last point because of its draw against Iceland week, on Tuesday. If Nigeria beat Argentina, ahead of the Super Eagles – and knocks Argentina, finalists of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil from the tournament. If Argentina wins and Croatia beats or draws with Iceland on Tuesday, Messi still has a chance to win his first World Cup, despite the Argentine dysfunction in the first two games of the group stage. Iceland is still alive, but needs a win and two in Argentina draw with Nigeria or Argentina beat Nigeria, but not too many goals. Goal differential is the first tie-break phase of the group, and at this point Iceland has given up two other goals to what has not been reached, while Argentina is a deficit of three goals against. You have all this? As Iceland has discovered in his debut World Cup, the tournament is an emotional ride. fate of their country, good or bad, can change in an instant. Even after the disappointment of the Game Nigeria that Iceland was by far Pub in New York from bleak. “We still have a shot,” said Hlyur Gudjonsson, Iceland’s Trade Commissioner to North America and the Consul General in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Sure beats the alternative.
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