Saturday, June 16, 2018

World Cup Diary-part 20-June 16th, 2018 (Day 3)


Team News:

-The Egyptian Federation stated that Mohamed Salah will be ready for their match vs. Russia on Tuesday. (Source BBC Football online)

-Iran’s Karim Ansarifard is hoping to urge the Federation to retain Carlos Queiroz as Manager after the World Cup. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Morocco’s Noureddine Amrabat will miss their next match vs. Portugal. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Brazil Manager Tite stated that Neymar is still not 100% fit. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-Belgium Manager Roberto Martinez has decided to hold onto the slightly injured duo Vincent Kompany and Thomas Vermaelen. As a result, Laurent Ciman has been sent home. (Source L’Equipe Online)

- Belgium squad has arrived in Sochi. Belgium Manager Roberto Martinez chose to keep Vermaelen back in Moscow, while Kompany will not be ready before the England match. (Source Online)

-After yesterday’s match, Spain’s Gerard Pique complained that Cristiano Ronaldo ‘looks’ for free kicks/fouls. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-The Egyptian goalkeeper, Mohamed El-Shenawy refused his Man of the match award from yesterday’s match since it is sponsored by an Alcohol Company (Budweiser).

-Zlatan Ibrahimovic has criticized France Manager Didier Deschamps for not selecting Karim Benzema. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-In France’s match vs. Australia, VAR was used in influencing a goal as a penalty kick was awarded for France after video review of Josh Risdon’s foul on Griezmann. (Source BBC Football Online)

-In France’s match vs. Australia, Kylian Mbappe became the youngest France player to play in the Finals of a Tournament. In fact this was France's youngest side in a World Cup since the fisrt one in 1930. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Australia were awarded a penalty kick after Samuel Umtiti handled a cross. He later said he thought the ball had already passed over and was unaware. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Australia Manager Bert van Marwijk criticized the VAR decisions in their match vs. France. (Source Sky Sports online)

-The two penalties scored in the France and Australia match were only four minutes, seven seconds apart. This id the shortest period of time between two penalties being scored by different sides in a World Cup match. (Source BBC Football Online)

-Australia’s Daniel Arzani has become the youngest player to make a World Cup appearance for Australia (19 year old and 163 days). (Source BBC Football Online)

-Iceland played its first ever match in a World Cup, scored its first ever gola and earned its first ever point in its tie (1-1) with Argentina. They were the first team to debut in a World Cup since Senegal in 2002. (Source BBC Football Online)

-Argentina’s Javier Mascherano earned his 144th appearance for Argentina, thereby overtaking Javier Zanetti as Argentina’s most capped player. (Source BBC Football Online)

-Diego Maradona was present in the stadium in Argentina’s match vs. Iceland. (Source L’Equipe online)

-In Denmark-Peru match, VAR was used a second time in the day as Peru were awarded a penalty kick after VAR review. The match referee Bakary Gassama had initially missed the Poulsen’s foul but after review awarded a spot kick (that was struck over the bar). (Source BBC Football Online)

-A total of five penalty kicks were awarded in today’s match. Every match contained penalty kicks.

- The Men of the Match for today:
France’s Antoine Griezmann (France 2-Australia
Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson (Argentina 1-Iceland 1)
Denmark’s Yussuf Yurary Poulsen (Peru 0-Denmark 1)
Croatia’s Luka Modric (Croatia 2-Nigeria 0)

-Marcelo will be Brazil’s captain in their match vs. Switzerland. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Antoine Griezmann stated that he would have given the man of the match award to N’Golo Kante or Lucas Hernandez. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Denmark Manager Aage Hareide felt his side were lucky in defeating Peru. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-Peru Manager Ricardo Gareca felt his squad did not deserve to lose after playing to win. He chose not to start Paolo Guerrero as he was still somewhat unfit. (Source Online)

-Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson stated that ‘he had a feeling’ before Messi’s penalty. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-Denmark’s William Kvist was injured in the match vs. Peru, he may miss the rest of the World Cup. (Source L’Equipe online)

2018 World Cup 2018 matches:

Saturday, June 16, 2018:

Group C:

June 16, 2018 (Kazan, France 2-Australia 1)
June 16, 2018 (Saransk, Peru 0-Denmark 1)



P-Played, W-Win, D-Draw, L-Loss, GF-Goals For, GA-Goals Against, GD-Goal Difference, Pts-Points

Date: June 16, 2018
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup-Group C
Result: France 2-Australia 1
Venue: Kazan- Kazan Arena, Russia         
Attendance: 41,279
Referee: Andres Cunha (Uruguay)
Linesmen: Nicolas Taran, Mauricio Espinosa (both Uruguay), Julio Bascunan (Chile, fourth official)
Kick-off time:
(France): Antoine Griezmann 56 pen, Owna Goal (Aziz Behich) 80 
Note: Initially the second goal had been awarded to paul Pogba, but FIFA later awarded it to Aziz Behic.
 (Australia): Mile Jedinak 60 pen
Summary of goals:
1:0 (56th minute, France):  France were awarded a penalty kick after Antoine Griezmann was fouled in the box by Joshua Risdon. Antoine Griezmann scored from the ensuing penalty kick. (VAR was used to award the kick).
1:1 (60th minute, Australia):  Australia were awarded a penalty kick after Samuel Umtiti handled a cross in the box. Mile Jedniak scored from the ensuing penalty kick.
2:1 (80th minute, France):  Olivier Giroud laid on a pass for Pogba who chipped over Mat Ryan. The ball hit the Horizontal bar before dropping out. The Goal was awarded due to goal line technology. Initially the goal had been awarded to paul Pogba, but FIFA later awarded it to Aziz Behic.
1- Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London / England)
2- Benjamin Pavard (Verein für Bewegungspiele Stuttgart 1893 e.V. /
4- Raphäel Varane
(Real Madrid Club de Fútbol / Spain)
5- Samuel Umtiti (Fútbol Club Barcelona / Spain)
21- Lucas Hernández
(Club Atlético de Madrid / Spain)
12- Corentin Tolisso
(Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V. / Germany) (14- Blase Matuidi (Juventus Football Club-Torino / Italy) 78th)
13- N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea Football Club-London / England)
6- Paul Pogba (Manchester United Football Club / England)
10- Kylian Mbappé
(Paris Saint-Germain Football Club)
7- Antoine Griezmann
(Club Atlético de Madrid / Spain) (9- Olivier Giroud (Chelsea Football Club-London / England) 70th)
11- Ousmane Dembelé
(Fútbol Club Barcelona / Spain) (18- Nabil Fekir (Olympique Lyonnais) 70th)

Coach: Didier Deschamps
Booked : Corentin Tolisso 76
Other Substitutes:
23- Alphonse Areola (Paris Saint-Germain Football Club)
16- Steve Mandanda (Olympique Marseille)
3- Presnel Kimpembé (Paris Saint-Germain Football Club)
22- Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City Football Club / England)
17- Adil Rami (Olympique de Marseille)
19- Djibril Sidibé
(Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club)
15- Steven N'Zonzi
(Sevilla Fútbol Club / Spain)
8- Thomas Lemar
(Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club)
20- Florian Thauvin (
Olympique de Marseille)

Team Captain: Hugo Lloris
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Nike
Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Blue Socks

1- Mat Ryan (Brighton Hove and Albion Football Club / England)
19- Joshua Risdon (Western Sydney Wanderers Football Club)
20- Trent Sainsbury (Grasshopper -Club Zürich / Switzerland)
5- Mark Milligan (Al-Ahli Saudi Football Club-Jeddah / Saudi Arabia)
16- Aziz Behich
(Bursaspor Kulübü / Turkey)
7- Mathew Leckie (Berliner Sport-Club Hertha 1892 e.V.-Berlin / Germany)
15- Mile Jedinak (Aston Villa Football Club-Birmingham / England)
13- Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town Football Club / England)
10- Robbie Kruse
(Verein fur Leibesubungen Bochum 1848 Fußballgemeinschaft e.V. / Germany)   (17- Daniel Arzani (Melbourne City Football Club) 84th)
23- Tom Rogic (Celtic Football Club-Glasgow / Scotland) (22- Jackson Irvine (Hull City Football Club / England) 72nd)
11- Andrew Nabbout (Urawa Red Diamonds / Japan) (9- Tomi Juric (Fußball Club Luzern / Switzerland) 64th)

Coach: Bert van Marwijk (Holland)
Booked: Matthew Leckie 12, Joshua Risdon 57, Aziz Behich 87
Other Substitutes:
12- Brad Jones (Feyenoord Rotterdam / Holland)
18- Danny Vukovic (
Koninklijke Racing Club Genk / Belgium)
6- Matthew Jurman (Suwon Samsung Bluewings / South Korea)
2- Milos Degenek (Yokohama Marinos / Japan)
3- James Meredith (Millwall Football Club-London / England)
8- Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers Football Club-London / England)
21- Dimitrios Petratos (Newcastle United Jets Football Club-Newcastle, South Wales)
4- Tim Cahill (Millwall Football Club-London / England)
14-Jamie McClaren
(Sportverein Darmstadt 1898 e.V. / Germany)

Team Captain: Mile Jedniak
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Nike
Uniform Colors: Yellow Shirts, Yellow Shorts, Yellow Socks

Man of the Match: Anoine Griezmann (France)

Date: June 16, 2018
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup-Group C
Result: Peru 0 –Denmark 1
Venue: Saransk - Mordovia Arena, Russia         
Attendance: 40,502
Referee: Bakary Gassama (Gambia)
Linesmen: Jean-Claude Birumashashu (Burundi), Abdelhak Etchiali (Algeria), Mehdi Abed Sharef (Algeria, fourth official)
Kick-off time: 17:00
(Peru): None
(Denmark): Yussuf Yurary Poulsen 59
Summary of goals:
0:1 (59th minute, Denmark):  Christian Eriksen, from the middle, sent Yussuf Yurary Poulsen through on the left side and he slotted past Pedro Gallese.
1- Pedro Gallese (Club Deportivo Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz / Mexico)
17- Luis Advíncula
(Lobos BUAP-Club de Fútbol Lobos de la Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla / Mexico)
15- Christian Ramos (Club Deportivo Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz / Mexico)
2- Alberto Rodríguez
(Corporacion Popular Deportiva Junior- Barranquilla (Atletico Junior) / Colombia)
6- Miguel Trauco (Clube de Regatas Flamengo- Rio de Janeiro / Brazil) 
13- Renato Tapia (Feyenoord Rotterdam / Holland) (23-Pedro Aquino (Lobos BUAP-Club de Fútbol Lobos de la Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla / Mexico) 87th)
19- Yoshimar Yotún (Orlando City Soccer Club-Orlando, Florida / USA)
18- André Carrillo (Watford Football Club / England)
8- Christian Cueva
(São Paulo Futebol Clube- São Paulo / Brazil)
20- Edison Flores
(AaB -Aalborg Boldspilklub af 1885 / Denmark) (9- Paolo Guerrero (Clube de Regatas Flamengo- Rio de Janeiro / Brazil) 62nd)
10- Jefferson Farfán (
Futbolnyi Klub Lokomotiv Moskva / Russia) (11- Raúl Ruidíaz (Club Atlético Morelia- Morelia, Michoacán -Monarcas) / Mexico) 85th)

Coach: Ricardo Alberto Gareca Nardi (Argentina)
Booked: Renato Tapia 38
Other Substitutes:
12- Carlos Cáceda (Club Centro Deportivo Municipal-Lima)
21- José Carvallo (Universidad Técnica de Cajamarca)
3- Aldo Corzo (Club Universitario de Deportes-Lima)
5- Miguel Araujo
(Club Alianza Lima)
4- Anderson Santamaría
(Fútbol Soccer S. A. de C. V. - Puebla Fútbol Club / Mexico)
22- Nilson Loyola (FBC (Football Club) Melgar-Arequipa)
7- Paolo Hurtado
(Vitória Sport Clube- Guimarães / Portugal)
16- Wilder Cartagena
(Club Deportivo Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz / Mexico)
14- Andy Polo (Portland Timbers-Portland, Oregon / USA)

Team Captain: Alberto Rodríguez
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Umbro
Uniform Colors: White (Red Diagonal stripes) Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks

1- Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City Football Club / England)
14- Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford Football Club / England)
4- Simon Kjaer (Sevilla Fútbol Club / Spain)
6- Andreas Christensen (Chelsea Football Club-London / England) (13- Mathias Zanka 'Jørgensen (Huddersfield Town Football Club / England) 81st)
17- Jens Stryger Larsen (Udinese Calcio- Udine / Italy)
7- William Kvist (Football Club København (Football Club Coopenhagen)) (19- Lasse Schöne (AFC (Amsterdamse Football Club) Ajax / Holland) 36th)
8- Thomas Delaney
(Sport Verein Werder Bremen von 1899 e.V. / Germany)
20- Yussuf Poulsen (RB (RasenBallsport) Leipzig e.V., / Germany)
10- Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London / England)
23- Pione Sisto
(Real Club Celta de Vigo / Spain) (11- Martin Braithwaite (Football Club des Girondins de Bordeaux / France) 67th)
9- Nicolai Jørgensen (Feyenoord Rotterdam / Holland)

Coach: Aage Hareide (Norway)
Booked: Thomas Delaney 86, Yussuf Yurary Poulsen 90+4
Other Substitutes:
22- Frederik Rønnow (Brøndby- Brøndbyøster Idrætsforening)
16- Jonas Lössl (Huddersfield Town Football Club / England)
3- Jannik Vestergaard
(Borussia Verein für Leibesübungen 1900 e.V. Mönchengladbach / Germany)
5- Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town Football Club / England)
18- Lukas Lerager (Football Club des Girondins de Bordeaux / France)
2- Michael Krohn-Dehli
(Real Club Deportivo de La Coruña / Spain)
21- Andreas Cornelius (Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio-Bergamo / Italy)
15- Viktor Fischer
(Football Club København (Football Club Coopenhagen))
12- Kasper Dolberg
(AFC (Amsterdamse Football Club) Ajax / Holland)

Team Captain: Simon Kjaer
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Hummel
Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, Red Shorts, Red Socks

Note: Peru’s Christian Cueva struck a penalty kick over the bar just before halftime. Then penalty kick had been awarded after VAR review after a foul on Andre Carrillo.

Man of the Match: Yussuf Yurary Poulsen (Denmark)

Group D:

June 16, 2018 (Moscow, Argentina 1-Iceland 1)
June 16, 2018 (Kaliningrad, Croatia 2 –Nigeria 0)



P-Played, W-Win, D-Draw, L-Loss, GF-Goals For, GA-Goals Against, GD-Goal Difference, Pts-Points

Date: June 16, 2018
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup-Group D
Result: Argentina 1-Iceland 1
Venue: Moskva (Moscow)- Spartak Stadium, Russia         
Attendance: 44,190
Referee: Szymon Mariniak (Poland)
Linesmen: Pawel Sokolnicki, Tomasz Listkiewicz (both Poland), Wilmar Roldan (Colombia, fourth official)
Kick-off time: 14:00
(Argetnina): Sergio Agüero 19
(Iceland): Alfred Finnbogason 23
Summary of goals:
1:0 (19th minute, Argentina): From the left side, Lucas Biglia sent a cross into the box, Aguero turned and unleashed a shot.
1:1 (23rd minute, Iceland):  Gylfi Sigurdsson crossed from the right side, Caballero handled out the cross but it reached Alfred Finnbogason who struck from close range.
23- Wilfredo Daniel Caballero Lazcano (Chelsea Football Club-London / England)
18- Eduardo Antonio Salvio (Sport Lisboa e Benfica / Portugal)
17- Nicolás Hernan Otamendi (Manchester City Football Club / England)
Faustino Marcos Alberto Rojo (Manchester United Football Club / England)
3- Nicolás Alejandro Tagliafico (AFC (Amsterdamse Football Club) Ajax / Holland)
14- Javier Alejandro Mascherano (Hebei China Fortune Football Club / China)

Lucas Rodrigo Biglia (AC (Associazione Calcio) Milan / Italy) 7- Ever Maximiliano David Banega (Sevilla Fútbol Club / Spain) 54th)
13- Maximiliano Eduardo Meza (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda) (9- Gonzalo Gerardo Higuaín (Juventus Football Club-Torino / Italy) 84th)
10- Luis Lionel Andres Messi (Fútbol Club Barcelona / Spain)
Angel Fabian Di María (Paris Saint-Germain Football Club / France) (22- Cristian David Pavón (Club Atlético Boca Juniors -Buenos Aires) 76th)
19- Sergio Leonel Agüero (Manchester City Football Club / England)

Coach: Jorge Luis Sampaoli Moya
Other Substitutes:
1- Nahuel Igancio Guzmán (Sinergia Deportiva, SA de CV (Club Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo León-Tigres) / Mexico)
12- Franco Armani
(Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)
2- Gabriel Ivan Mercado (Sevilla Fútbol Club / Spain)
6- Federico Julian Fazio (Associazione Sportiva Roma / Italy)
8- Marcos Javier Acuña (Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa / Portugal)
4- Cristian Daniel Ansaldi (Torino Calcio 1906 / Italy)
15- Enzo Nicolas Pérez (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)
20- Giovani Lo Celso (Paris Saint-Germain Football Club / France)
21- Paulo Bruno Exequiel Dybala (Juventus Football Club-Torino / Italy)

Team Captain: Luis Lionel Andres Messi
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Navy Blue Shirts, Navy Blue Shorts, Navy Blue Socks

1- Hannes Þór Halldórsson (Randers Sportsklub Freja / Denmark)
2- Birkir Már Sævarsson
(Knattspyrnufélagid Valur–Reykjavík)
14- Kári Árnason
(Aberdeen Football Club Limited / Scotland)
6- Ragnar Sigurðsson
(Futbol'nyj Klub Rostov / Russia)
18- Hörður B- Magnússon (Bristol City Football Club / England)
17- Aron Einar Gunnarsson (Cardiff City Football Club / Wales, registered in the English League) (23- Ari Freyr Skúlason (Koninklijke Sporting Club Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen / Belgium) 76th)
10- Gylfi Sigurðsson (Everton Football Club-Liverpool / England)
7- Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson (Burnley Football Club / England)
(19- Rúrik Gíslason (Sportverein Sandhausen 1916 e.V., / Germany) 63rd)
20- Emil Hallfreðsson (Udinese Calcio- Udine / Italy)
8- Birkir Bjarnason (Aston Villa Football Club-Birmingham / England)
11- Alfreð Finnbogason (Fußball-Club Augsburg e.V. / Germany) (9- Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson (Futbol'nyj Klub Rostov / Russia) 89th)

Coach: Heimir Hallgrimsson
Other Substitutes:
13- Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson (Football Club Nordsjælland / Denmark)
12- Frederik Schram
(Football Club Roskilde / Denmark)
15- Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson (Profesionalen Futbolen Klub Levski 1914-Sofia / Bulgaria)
5- Sverrir Ingi Ingason
(Futbol'nyj Klub Rostov / Russia)
3- Samúel Kári Friðjónsson
(Vålerenga Fotball-Oslo / Norway)
21- Arnór Ingvi Traustason (Malmö Fotbollforening / Sweden)
16- Ólafur Ingi Skúlason
(Kardemir Karabükspor Kulübü / Turkey)
22- Jón Daði Böðvarsson (Reading Football Club / England)
4- Albert Guðmundsson
(PSV (Philips Sports Vereniging) Eindhoven / Holland)

Team Captain: Aron Gunnarsson
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Errea
Uniform Colors: White (Red/Blue sleeves) Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks

Note: Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldórsson saved Lionel Messi’s penalty kick in the 63rd minute.

Man of the Match: Hannes Halldorsson (Iceland)

Date: June 16, 2018
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup-Group D
Result: Croatia 2-Nigeria 0
Venue: Kaliningrad- Kaliningrad Stadium, Russia         
Attendance: 31,136
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)
Linesmen: Emerson de Carvalho, Marcelo van Gasse (both Brazil), Antonio Mateu lahoz (Spain, fourth official)
Kick-off time: 20:00
(Croatia): Oghenekaro Etebo (own goal) 32,  Luka Modric 71 pen
(Nigeria): None
Summary of goals:
1:0 (32nd minute, Croatia):  Luka Modric’s corner kick form the right side was headed across by Rebic, Mandzukic’s diving header struck the leg of Oghenekaro Etebo before going in.
2:0 (71st minute, Croatia):  Croatia were awarded a penalty kick after Mario Mandzukic was fouled in the box by William Ekong. Luka Modric scored from the ensuing penalty kick.
23- Danijel Subasic (Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club / France)
2- Sime Vrsaljko
(Club Atlético de Madrid / Spain)
6- Dejan Lovren (Liverpool Football Club / England)
21- Domagoj Vida (Besiktas Jimnastik Kulübü–Istanbul / Turkey)
3- Ivan Strinic
(Unione Calcio Sampdoria-Genova / Italy)
7- Ivan Rakitic
(Fútbol Club Barcelona / Spain)
10- Luka Modric
(Real Madrid Club de Fútbol / Spain)
4- Ivan Perisic (Internazionale Football Club- Milano / Italy)
18- Ante Rebic (Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball A.G. / Germany)  (8- Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol / Spain) 78th)
9- Andrej Kramaric (Turn- und Sportgemeinschaft 1899 Hoffenheim e.V. / Germany) (11- Marcelo Brozovic (Internazionale Football Club- Milano / Italy)
17- Mario Mandzukic (Juventus Football Club-Torino / Italy) (20- Marko Pjaca (Fußball Club Schalke von 1904- Gelsenkirchen / Germany) 86th)

Coach: Zlatko Dalic
Booked: Ivan Rakitic 31, Marcelo Brozovic 89
Other Substitutes:
12- Lovre Kalinic (Koninklijke Atletiek Associatie Gent / Belgium)
1- Dominik Livakovic
(Nogometni Klub Dinamo Zagreb) 
5- Vedran Corluka (Futbolnyi Klub Lokomotiv Moskva / Russia)
22- Josip Pivaric (Futbolnyi Klub Dynamo Kyiv  / Ukraine)
13- Tin Jedvaj
(Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fußball GmbH / Germany)  
15- Duje Caleta-Car
(Football Club Red Bull Salzburg / Austria)
19- Milan Badelj (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze / Italy)
14- Filip Bradaric
(Hrvatski Nogometni Klub Rijeka)   
16- Nikola Kalinic (AC (Associazione Calcio) Milan / Italy) 

Team Captain: Luka Modric
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Nike
Uniform Colors: Red/White Checkered Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks

23- Francis Uzoho (Real Club Deportivo de La Coruña / Spain)
12- Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor Kulübü / Turkey)
5- William Ekong (Bursaspor Kulübü / Turkey)
6- Leon Balogun (1.Fußball- und Sport-Verein Mainz 05 e.V. / Germany)
2- Bryan Idowu (Futbol'nyj Klub Amkar Perm / Russia)
4- Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City Football Club / England)
8- Oghenekaro Etebo
(Unión Deportiva Las Palmas / Spain)
10- Mikel John Obi (Tianjin TEDA Football Club / China) (13- Simeon Nwankwo (Football Club Crotone S.r.l. / Italy) 88th)
11- Victor Moses (Chelsea Football Club-London / England)
9- Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai Football Club / China) (14- Kelechi Ihenacho (Leicester City Football Club / England) 72nd)
18- Alex Iwobi (Arsenal Football Club-London / England) (7- Ahmed Musa (Futbol'nyj Klub CSKA (Central'nyy Sportivnyy Klub Armii) Moskva / Russia) 62nd)

Coach: Gernot Rohr (Germnay)
Booked: William Ekong 70
Other Substitutes:
1- Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba International football Club-Aba)
16- Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United Football Club- Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape /  South Africa)
22- Kenneth Omeruo
(Kasımpaşa Spor Kulübü / Turkey) 
20- Chidozie Awaziem
(Football Club de Nantes / France) 
3- Elderson Echiejile (
Cercle Brugge Koninklijke Sportvereniging / Belgium)
21- Tyronne Ebuehi
(Haagsche Football Club ADO (Alles Door Oefening) Den Haag / Holland)
17- Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor Kulübü / Turkey)
19- John Ogu
(Amutat Hapoel Be'er Sheva Football Club / Israel)
15- Joel Obi
(Torino Calcio 1906 / Italy)   

Team Captain: Mikel John Obi
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Nike
Uniform Colors: Green Shirts, Green Shorts, Green Socks

Man of the Match: Luka Modric (Croatia)