Russia 2018 World Cup has not favoured yet any African countries so far, following the defeat experienced by Egyptians in the hands of Uruguay and also 1-0 Morocco got from Iran.
African are hoping on Nigeria to change the pattern. But the first goal of the game, came in at the 33rd minute of play from Nigeria’s Oghenekaro Etebo, placing the ball at his own net (Home Goal)
All hope of Nigerians winning the game where lost at 71st minutes, when Luka Modric, placed the ball behind the net with a penalty kick, making the score line 2-0 in favor of Croatia.
Below are the statistics of the match and also watch the goals highlights.
Statistics Croatia vs Nigeria
Shots on target 2 – 2
Shots off target 7 – 5
Possession (%) 54 – 46
Corners 6 – 5
Fouls 20 – 16
Goal kicks 8 – 7