Pre-World Cup Friendly: Super Eagles of Nigeria lost to Czech Republic


Uninspiring Super Eagles of Nigeria lost 1-0 to Czech Republic in their final pre-World Cup friendly at the Rudolf Tonn Stadium in Schwechat, Austria on Wednesday.

It was the second successive defeat in four days for the Super Eagles, a disappointing conclusion to preparations ahead of a sixth World Cup appearance for the West Africans.

Tomas Kalas’s first-half goal gave the win. The goal prompted a response from the Nigerians, who went close through efforts from Odion Ighalo and Ndidi, but on both occasions, they were denied by fine saves from Tomas Vaclik.

The best chance fell to Victor Moses in the second half, but he failed to control the ball with just the goalkeeper to beat.

The Super Eagles will play against Croatia in their opening group game on June 16.

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