Rohr Explains Why He Didn't Employ 3-5-2 Formation Vs Croatia
Published: June 17, 2018
Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr has explained why he played four at the back for the entirety of the Super Eagles 2-0 loss to Croatia, discarding the 3-5-2 formation that worked well for him, especially in the second half, during the pre-World Cup friendlies. The former Bayern Munich defender has pointed out that the l...
Rohr Speaks On Iwobi, Musa Starting Vs Iceland, Three-Man Midfield Mikel, Ndidi & Etebo
Published: June 17, 2018
Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr thinks Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi gave a good account of himself in the opening minutes of their 2-0 loss to Croatia in their World Cup opener against Croatia on Saturday. And the German has revealed that Leicester City's Ahmed Musa has a chance of starting in attack in the make-or-mar cla...
Super Eagles LB Idowu : We Will Attack Iceland, They Don't Have Stars As Rakitic & Modric
Published: June 17, 2018
Super Eagles left-back Brian Idowu has shared his thoughts on Nigeria's 2-0 loss to Croatia at the Kaliningrad Stadium on Saturday evening. The Amkar Perm defender has admitted that their inability to defend set-pieces contributed to their loss to the Balkans, adding that the opponents did not control the game. '...
Obi Mikel Unable To Explain Why Set-Pieces Keep Haunting Super Eagles
Published: June 17, 2018
Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel was unable to explain why the national team have been conceding goals from set-pieces in their recent matches, the latest being the two goals they let in in their World Cup opener against Croatia on Saturday. Against England on June 2, Chelsea's Gary Cahill opened the scoring for ...
Chelsea Legend Gianfranco Zola Blasts Rohr For Tactical Naivety In Eagles Loss To Croatia
Published: June 17, 2018
Chelsea hero Gianfranco Zola has accused Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr of being tactically naive in the wake of the national team's 2-0 loss to Croatia in their World Cup opener on Saturday night. The USA 1994 World Cup star reckons that Rohr would have made tactical and formation changes in the second half but the Ge...
Okocha On Etebo's Own Goal : Mandzukic Would Have Scored
Published: June 17, 2018
Former Super Eagles star, Austin Okocha has posited that Oghenekaro Etebo was unlucky with the own goal which Nigeria conceded in the first half in their World Cup encounter with Croatia on Saturday evening.The Super Eagles No. 8 put through his own net while stretching for a clearance from a Mario Mandzukic's header f...
Five Things We Learned From Super Eagles 2-0 Loss To Croatia
Published: June 16, 2018
Nigeria have played their first World Cup match of Russia 2018 and it was a 2-0 defeat against Croatia. Izuchukwu Okosi presents five things learned from this match :1. Eagles Defensive Lapses ContinuePrior to the start of the World Cup the talk has been on how the Super Eagles can defend set pieces of the opposition....
Super Eagles Player Ratings : Etebo Top Man, Mikel Struggles, Iwobi Not Threatening, Moses Uninspiring
Published: June 16, 2018
The Super Eagles opened their 2018 Russia World Cup campaign with a 2-0 defeat to Croatia at the Kaliningrad Stadium on Saturday evening. Allnigeriasoccer.com runs the rule over every of the Super Eagle in action thus : The Starters GoalkeeperFrancis Uzoho: The young goaltender could do little about both goals he c...
Croatia 2 Nigeria 0 : Etebo Scores OG, Troost-Ekong Gives Away Needless Penalty
Published: June 16, 2018
Croatia were too strong for the Super Eagles of Nigeria in a Group D World Cup match, winning 2-0 at the Kaliningrad Stadium on Saturday night.Nigeria got an early chance to put a teasing ball into the box from a Victor Moses free kick, but Dejan Lovren rose highest to head clear under pressure from Alex Iwobi. The Su...
Rohr Reveals Iwobi Passed Fitness Test After Suffering Training Ground Injury
Published: June 16, 2018
Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr faced the cameras minutes before the national team's World Cup opener against Croatia at the Kaliningrad Stadium and spilled the beans regarding the fitness of Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi. The Hale End Academy product suffered a training ground injury prior to today's clash but has been passe...
Scouting Nigeria's Opponents : Five Things We Learned From Argentina's Draw With Iceland
Published: June 16, 2018
Argentina, complete with Lionel Messi, were held to a 1-1 draw in the first Group D game of the World Cup.The outcome was one that could impact on the chances of Nigeria's Super Eagles qualifying for the knock out stages.Izuchukwu Okosi takes a look at the five things learned from this cracking match between Nigeri...
Jose Mourinho On Why Messi Failed To Score Vs Iceland: Penalty Miss Affected Him
Published: June 16, 2018
Nigeria's World Cup rivals Argentina and Iceland shared the spoils in an entertaining 1-1 draw at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on Saturday afternoon. Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi missed the chance to score his sixth World Cup goal in the 64th minute when Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Thor Halldorsson parried his sh...
Nigeria Announce Starting XI Vs Croatia : V. Moses, Iwobi, Mikel Start; Balogun Passes Fitness Test
Published: June 16, 2018
Coach Gernot Rohr has announced the starting lineup for the Super Eagles World Cup opener against Croatia at the Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad on Saturday, starting from 2000 hours. As exclusively revealed by allnigeriasoccer.com four days ago, the German football tactician has named the same eleven players to fa...
Rohr Posts Nigeria Scout To Watch Messi, Caballero, Rojo, Gylfi Sigurdsson
Published: June 16, 2018
Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr is having Argentina and Iceland stars watched ahead of his team's games with the two Group D opponents. The German tactician has posted a scout to run the rule over Lionel Messi and Premier League stars Sergio Aguero, goalkeeper Wilfredo Caballero and Marcos Rojo, plus Iceland's standout ...
Official: Chelsea Winger Inks Three-Year Deal With Italian Club Venezia FC
Published: June 16, 2018
Italian Serie B outfit Venezia have announced the signing of promising winger Harvey St Clair on their official website. The 19-year-old has inked a three-year deal with the the Arancioneroverdi, with a one-sided option to renew the contract in the summer of 2021 in the club's favour. Harvey St Clair was a member...