Super Eagles Lose Final World Cup Friendly To Czech Republic

Nigeria suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Czech Republic on Wednesday in Austria in their final friendly ahead of the World Cup.

Tomas Kalas’ first half strike ensured the Super Eagles head into the World Cup with no victory in their last four games.

Czech Republic started the game stronger than Nigeria and missed several clear chances, before taking the lead through Tomas Kalas. 1-0.

Kalas shot past Uzoho to put Czech ahead in the 25th minute after poor defending.

Gernot Rohr’s men failed to impose themselves in the first half. Their best chance fell to Odion Ighalo, whose fierce effort was pushed around the post. So it is 1-0 at the break.

The Super Eagles midfield looked more comfortable with anchorman Wilfred Ndidi back in the side but the Super Eagles created little chances in an unimpressive first half showing.

After half-time, the Super Eagles were more composed, patiently building possession with Iwobi, Mikel and Ndidi combining in good spells of possession football.

The game was paused briefly in the 60th minute due to thunderstorms at the Rudolf Tonn Stadium, Austria.

Although Rohr introduced Tyronne Ebuehi, Ahmed Musa and Simeon Nwankwo in the second half, his team failed to score.


Nigeria will play their World Cup opening game against Croatia on June 16.


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