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22/06/2018 08:49 PM
WRAPUP 1-Soccer-Nigeria reboot their World Cup with 2-0 win over Iceland
VOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 22 (Reuters) - A revamped Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 and revived their hopes of advancing in the World Cup in Russia on Friday with, striker Ahmed Musa celebrating his return to the team with two fine goals.

22/06/2018 07:42 PM
Soccer-Reluctant tactical switch pays dividends for Nigeria
VOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 22 (Reuters) - Nigeria’s top players needed persuasion to change positions in a tactical shake-up but coach Gernot Rohr’s plans paid dividends as they beat Iceland 2-0 on Friday to get back in contention to progress to the World Cup's last 16.

22/06/2018 07:25 PM
UPDATE 2-Soccer-Nigeria bounce back at World Cup to beat Iceland 2-0
VOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 22 (Reuters) - Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 to revive their hopes of advancing into the knockout stages of the World Cup in Russia on Friday as striker Ahmed Musa dramatically marked his return to the team with two fine second-half goals.

22/06/2018 07:12 PM
Soccer-Iceland can beat old flame Croatia to go through, says coach
VOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 22 (Reuters) - Iceland need to beat a Croatia side their coach Heimir Hallgrimsson described as being like the other half of a married couple to make the last 16.

22/06/2018 06:44 PM
UPDATE 7-OPEC agrees modest hike in oil supply after Saudi and Iran compromise
* Trump says hopes OPEC will increase "substantially" (Adds more details)

22/06/2018 05:57 PM
Soccer-Musa marks return with winning double as Nigeria beat Iceland
VOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 22 (Reuters) - Ahmed Musa returned to the line-up with devastating effect as he scored both goals for Nigeria to help them resuscitate their World Cup hopes in a 2-0 win over Iceland at the Volgograd Arena on Friday.

22/06/2018 05:50 PM
W. Africa Crude-Flurry of tenders crimps spot trade
LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) - Spot trade for Nigerian crude was limited on Friday as three tenders due to close next week kept sellers on the sidelines, while several August Nigerian programmes had yet to emerge.

22/06/2018 05:19 PM
Soccer-Russian truck sprays roads with vanilla to repel World Cup gnats
VOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 22 (Reuters) - Russia deployed a truck to spray roads with vanilla extract outside a World Cup fan zone and stadium on Friday to ward off swarms of gnats at soccer matches in Volgograd.

22/06/2018 04:49 PM
Soccer-Chances rare as Iceland and Nigeria goalless at the break
VOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 22 (Reuters) - Chances proved few and far between in an uninspiring clash in hot conditions as Iceland and Nigeria went into halftime goalless in their Group D clash at the Volgograd Arena on Friday.

22/06/2018 03:13 PM
Soccer-Nigeria bring in fresh strikers for Iceland clash
VOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 22 (Reuters) - Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr made three changes to his team for Friday's Group D World Cup match against Iceland on Friday, bringing in Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa up front and Kenneth Omeruo in defence.