But the Super Eagles were a completely different side in the second half and Oghenekaro Etebo could have put them ahead in the opening seconds, but his tame shot proved no problem for Hannes Thor Halldorsson in the Icelandish goal.
Argentina opened play in Group D with a 1-1 draw with underdog Iceland, and now has just a single point with one game left to play.
"It is unfortunate that we did not win, which would have served as a morale booster at the group stage, but we will not lose hope".
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"President Muhammadu Buhari heartily congratulates the Super Eagles on their victory Friday over the national team of Iceland in their second match at the Russian Federation 2018 FIFA World Cup", the President's senior media aide Shebi Garba tweeted.
No matter what happens, the runner up in Group D will meet the victor of Group C, which is likely to be France, in the Round of 16.
Iceland playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson, who recovered from injury in time for the World Cup and played against Argentina, is 100 percent fit. The penalty was awarded after a video review showed that Alfred Finnbogason had been brought down by Tyronne Ebuehi. Also, Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel played in a more defensive role in midfield, his presence helping to shore up the defense against Iceland's two-man forward line. Musa deftly controlled the ball before slamming it past Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson on the half-volley.
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Excitingly Nigeria, Argentina and Iceland could still join undefeated Croatia in the next round, though the situation remains complicated.
He said, "We have a plan to apply for Iceland in the hope of achieving goals early and making them feel bad", Moses said.
Lionel Messi and company have to beat Nigeria.
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