Victor Moses is trending on Twitter as Nigeria loses to Croatia in its first 2018 World Cup match

by | Jun 16, 2018

Tonight, Nigeria’s Super Eagles played against Croatia in their first match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Nigerians and indeed friends of Nigeria from around the world were very optimistic about the match.

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The own goal

Thirty one minutes into the match, Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo scored an own goal, giving Croatia a 1-0 lead against Nigeria.

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https://twitter.com/SemilooreAkoni/status/1008071006903259136

https://twitter.com/Marapolsa/status/1008076564158976009

This:

Meanwhile Nigerian winger, Victor Moses failed to hold his own on the pitch

Victor Moses‘ consistent falls was trending on social media.

https://twitter.com/sire_liljosh/status/1008083717556985857

https://twitter.com/Naijablogger/status/1008088888873766912

https://twitter.com/EfeOraka/status/1008083017330544641

Then Alex Iwobi was replaced with Ahmed Musa

At about the 62nd minute, Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi was substituted for Ahmed Musa, to Nigerians’ disappointment.

https://twitter.com/ehte_/status/1008091884282146821

The penalty that led to a second goal

Nigeria’s William Troost-Ekong was booked in the 70th minute for pulling back Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic. This led to a penalty kick played by Luca Modic and Croatia’s second goal.

https://twitter.com/datmastermind/status/1008084532329934848

https://twitter.com/badgalmaddie_/status/1008084641952272387

Consolation

Iheanacho finally replaced Ighalo

73 minutes into the game, Odion Ighalo was substituted for Kelechi Iheanacho. A move which many Nigerians believed should have come earlier.

https://twitter.com/Iam_Abdulaxis/status/1008076682933293056

https://twitter.com/SemilooreAkoni/status/1008073448223051776

https://twitter.com/Dan_Soff/status/1008074322492129281

https://twitter.com/davidevbo/status/1008070701520171009

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/ebuka_akara/status/1008082289845264385

https://twitter.com/trapafasa/status/1008085397799358465

https://twitter.com/_mwes/status/1008086892880060417

The match finally ended with a 2-0 triumph, in favour of Croatians. Nigerians believe that the Super Eagles could have done better and are optimistic about their next match against Icelend on June 22.


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