European football team Croatia will play their first World Cup 2018 match against Nigeria. Get ready to watch Croatia vs Nigeria live streaming in HD. This is the consecutive appearance of these teams in World Cup as both played the Brazil edition four years ago. Kaliningrad Stadium has got the responsibility of hosting the game. Croatian head coach Zlatko Dalic has a tough contender in the opening game. His squad has the experience of this competition. Three times African Champions Nigeria is also featured with World class players. Let’s see who came at the top.
How To Watch Croatia Vs Nigeria Live?
Naturally, Croatia and Nigeria want three points to start their journey with a win. But only one will get those points until the game ended at a draw. Two wins will set any of these teams into the round of 16.
In order to watch Croatia vs Nigeria live stream online in high definition, just click on the link provided below.
Live Broadcast on TV
Fans from Croatia please switch to HRT to watch it live on the television. If you are from Nigeria, you can watch it live on TV channel Econet. Others go through the list of 2018 World Cup broadcasters.
- Argentina: DirecTV, TyC Sports
- Colombia: Caracol TV, RCN TV, DirecTV
- France: TF1, beIN Sports
- Iceland: RUV
- Mexico: Televisa, TV Azteca, Sky Mexico
- Norway: NRK, TV2
- Singapore: Mediacorp, Singtel, StarHub
- Turkey: TRT
- USA: Fox Sports, Telemundo
|Date||17 June 2018|
|Time||7:00 pm [GMT]|
Croatia Vs Nigeria 2018 Match Preview
No team has the experience of playing against each other as this will be the first meeting of Croatia and Nigeria. So what could be the better competition to face each other than the World Cup?
Nigeria has played 6 FIFA World Cups in which they qualified for the round of 16 three times but never gone beyond that. Meanwhile, the European side has appeared in 4 editions. FIFA World Cup 1998 was the best for Croatia in which they finished at the third place.
Croatia was undefeated in its first 36 home matches. The run ended with a big defeat to England in September 2008. It was named FIFA’s “Best Mover of the Year” in 1994 and 1998, the only team along with Colombia to win the award more than once.
Obafemi Martins and Ahmed Musa are the only active players of Nigeria’s top goal scorers who are playing since 2004 and 2010 respectively. This World Cup could be the last for both players. Fans have huge expectations from both players.
The European side has a poor record in the opening game of last three editions of FIFA World Cup, losing opener in all of last three World Cups. Two of them were against five times World Champions Brazil [2006 and 2014].
We’ve seen dominance from European teams in past few decades in almost every competition. So Croatia has a little bit of advantage over Nigeria because of the presence of experienced and balanced squad. But Nigeria is also likely to score in their very first game of the Football World Cup.
Prediction: Croatia: 3 – Nigeria: 2
Croatia: Subasic; Vida, Lovren, Vrsaljko, Strinic; Brozovic, Rakitic; Kramaric, Modric, Perisic; Mandzukic
Nigeria: Uzoho; Troost-Ekong, Balogun, Abdullahi, Idowu; Ndidi, Onazi; Iwobi, Mikel, Moses; Ighalo.