Nigeria’s Super Eagles have new supporters for the World Cup in Russia. Before their second meeting on Friday, the Swedish star, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has in a video addressed his support to Nigerian players.
“Good luck in Nigeria, now that I’ve retired from international football, you might have a chance to win. “
— Nigeria Abeg 🇳🇬 (@its_saviii) June 17, 2018
Gernot Rohr’s colts have to beat Iceland to earn their ticket to the round of 16. The three-time African champions were beaten 2-0 by Croatia in their first match at the Kaliningrad stadium.
A goal from Oghenekaro Etebo against his side in the first half and Luka Modric’s penalty kick in the second half gave Croatia a win.
In an interview after the match, coach Gernot Rohr said his players made a lot of mistakes that led to their defeat.
Zlatan Ibrahimović not tender with Didier Deschamps
The Swede was not soft with Didier Deschamps on the beIN Sports set this weekend. While the Blues struggled against Australia on Saturday, June 16, the LA Galaxy player lamented the absence of Karim Benzema and strongly criticized the coach. “I find it really ridiculous that he is not selected. If you want to win, you need winners and it’s a winner, explained Ibrahimović. The coach made his decision and said he is not good enough for the team and this coach has nothing to do here. “