World Cup 2018 : Croatia beats Nigeria 2-0

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FIFA World Cup 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018

KALININGRAD, Jun. 16, 2018 (AMP) — Russia 2018 : Croatia defeated Nigeria by a score of 2-0 (halftime: 1-0), in a World Cup group stage game on Saturday night at the Kaliningrad Stadium.

Croatia dominated the first half as a result of the unfortunate own goal scored by Etebo in the 32nd minute. Leading 1-0 at the break, the Croatians further widened their lead in the second period with a goal by Modrić on penalty in the 71st minute.

The result put the Croatians top of Group D with 3 points. In their next game, Croatia will meet second-placed Argentina at the Kaliningrad Stadium on June 21, while Nigeria will face Iceland.

Fixtures and Results : Group D

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Overview

Croatia at the World Cup

  • 5 appearances (first in 1998)
  • 6 participations in the qualifications (first in 1998)
  • Statistics: Third Place (1998)

Nigeria at the World Cup

  • 6 appearances (first in 1994)
  • 14 participations in the qualifications (first in 1962)
2018 World Cup Poster
Croatia
2:0
Nigeria
2:0 (1:0)
  • 16 June 2018
  • 21:00
  • Kaliningrad

Group D

TeamPts
Croatia3
Argentina1
Iceland1
Nigeria0

Matches

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