â€¢All six of Nigeria’s wins at the World Cup have come against European opposition, and they have kept a clean sheet in five of those six victories.
â€¢This was Iceland’s first ever defeat in a group stage match at a major international tournament (Euros and World Cup), having previously drawn three and won one of four such games.
â€¢This was only Nigeria’s second win in their last 14 matches at the World Cup (D3 L9), having also beaten Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2014.
â€¢Nigeria did not attempt a single shot in the opening 45 minutes, the first side to do so in the first half of a World Cup match since South Korea against Algeria in 2014
â€¢Iceland’s Gylfi Sigurdsson fired in two shots on target in the first six minutes of this match, as many as his side managed in totalÂ in 90 minutesÂ against Argentina in their opening match.Â