Croatia 2-0 Nigeria: World Cup 2018 – live!

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An Oghenekaro Etebo own goal and a second-half Luka Modric penalty was enough for Croatia to go top of Group D in Kaliningrad

That was the definition of a routine win for Croatia, with Modric sealing victory with that ice-cool second-half penalty. Straightforward stuff but Nigeria were desperately mediocre; food for thought for Gernot Rohr. Croatia will certainly have to up the ante against a team like Argentina (on Thursday) but, as they say, you can only beat what’s in front of you and they are a classy, professional side. Nigeria take on Iceland on Friday, with anything other than victory bound to end their journey in Russia. Thanks for your company at the end of a jam-packed Super Saturday. Shaun Walker’s report from Kaliningrad will be here shortly.

Croatia go top of Group D after breezing beyond Nigeria in Kaliningrad. That was pretty uneventful, but they cannot all be Friday-night good, can they?

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Written by Ben Fisher
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2018/jun/16/croatia-v-nigeria-world-cup-2018-live under the title “Croatia 2-0 Nigeria: World Cup 2018 – live!”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.