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Croatia defeats Nigeria

June 16, 2018 8:59 pm

Croatia defeated Nigeria 2-0 in its opening match of the 2018 Fifa World Cup this morning.

An own goal from Oghenekaro Etebo, set to play at Stoke next season, broke the deadlock just after the hour, with a penalty from captain Luca Modric with 20 minutes left securing three points for Zlatko Dalic’s men.

Croatia now leads Group D with three points being the only team to have managed to secure a win.

Argentina is second with one point.

Group C sees France and Denmark leading with three points each.

In other match played earlier, Denmark beat Peru 1-nil, France beat Australia 2-1 while Iceland held Argentina 1-all.