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Saturday, 16 June 2018

Nigeria super eagles defeated by Croatia, thanks to own goal and a penalty

Croatia sit on World Cup Group D after a claim goal  and a penalty enabled them to beat Nigeria 2-0 on Saturday.

Nigeria's Oghenekaro Etebo was credited with the claim objective as Croatia broke the stop soon after the half-hour stamp at the Kaliningrad Stadium.

A jumping header from Mario Mandzukic took an avoidance off the Nigerian midfielder and crawled into the objective for a merited lead as Croatia commanded the include of chances made the initial 45 minutes.

Nigeria offered minimal more after the break and were managed a second misfortune after William Troost-Ekong was shrieked for snatching and obstructing Mandzukic while protecting a corner.

Luka Modric changed over from the spot to twofold Croatia's lead with their solitary shot on focus before Mateo Kovacic's endeavor in stoppage time.

However, they didn't need to do substantially more as Nigeria, in spite of expediting Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho and Simeon Nwankwo off the seat, just constrained Croatia guardian Danijel Subasic to make two recoveries.

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