Asked about whether Iceland’s friendly match against Ghana will help against the Nigerian team, Iceland assistant coach Helgi Koldvidsson said: “We saw in that game that [Ghana] are really good one against one.”
“Nigeria has even stronger players. They are trying to look for situations were they can get one on one.
“They won’t be trying to play through us which was the main thing in the Argentinian match.”
Iceland pulled off a huge shock in its first-ever World Cup match on Saturday by holding Argentina to a 1-1 draw, but it might have come at a cost.
They are set to face Nigeria on Friday, and may feel it needs to win to have a strong chance of progressing from Group D after Croatia’s victory against the Super Eagles.
After Nigeria on Friday, Iceland’s third and final group-stage game will come against current Group D leader Croatia on Tuesday
Meanwhile, head coach Hallgrimsson has given Iceland players chance to see family
In order to keep his players happy, head coach of Iceland,
“It’s a nice opportunity that we have,” Heimir Hallgrimsson said after the press conference.
“After lunch and until dinner, wives, fathers and siblings, and more, can come and visit us.
“It will hopefully have a good effect on the players. It does take its toll to be a part of a group that is together for such a long time and it is nice that they can meet their families.”