Super Eagles lose final World Cup friendly match against Czech Republic
The Nigeria national team, the Super Eagles lost their second straight game as they lost 1-0 to Czech Republic at the Rudolf Tonn Stadium, Austria on Wednesday.
After losing to England 2-1 at Wembley last week, expectations were high that the Super Eagles should be able to handle a Czech Republic team that was beaten 4-0 by Australia in their own last outing.
Unfortunately, the Super Eagles didn’t deliver as expected.
Despite fielding a strong starting XI which could pass for what might obtain in the opening group game against Croatia in 10 days’ time, the Super Eagles fell behind to Czech Republic in the 25th minute.
The only goal of the game was scored by Tomas Kalas who hammered in a rebound to give his side the lead.
This is the second time Nigeria will face Czech Republic. Their first meeting was at a four-nation tournament, the King Hassan II International Cup, in 1996 with Czech Republic winning 2-1.
It is now the fourth game in a row that the Super Eagles have failed to get a win.
In their five friendly games, the Super Eagles lost three, won one and drew one (beat Poland 1-0, lost 2-0 to Serbia, drew 1-1 with DR Congo, lost 2-1 to England and lost 1-0 to Czech Republic).
They will open their campaign in Russia against Croatia in Group D on Saturday, June 16, 2018.