The coach of the national team of Iceland Heimir Hallgrimmson has admitted that World Cup 2018 group D rivals Nigeria are the one team he knows little about ahead of their campaign at the World Cup.
Hallgrimmson made this known in an interview on FIFA.com while analysing the prospect of his team progressing from their group, which has Nigeria, Argentina and Croatia.
Iceland will start their campaign against Argentina on the 16th of June, and it will be the first ever World Cup game for the team who are the smallest country by population to qualify for the World Cup.
However it is their second game against Nigeria on the 22nd of June that is giving the coach a cause for concern even though he termed the game against Argentina as exciting, while he admitted he knows a lot about Croatia the team they will be facing in their final group game.
“We know a lot about Croatia,” Hallgrimsson said. “They have been the kind of hurdle that we have needed to step to achieve something. Obviously, we know less about Nigeria, but we know their past history, so it’s another tough opponent.”