The Green Eagles of Nigeria (Now Super Eagles) under the tutelage of Coach Gottlieb Goller, were completely dismantled by their 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP Group foes Iceland 3 goals to nil on Saturday 22nd August 1981 in Reykjavik.The scorer on the night for Iceland were 1:0 (5th min) Árni Sveinsson, 2:0 (65th min) Lárus Guðmundsson, 3:0 (73rd min) Marteinn Geirsson.

That day was a day many Nigerians learnt to forget in a hurry but for the 1,113 Icelandic fans inside the Laugardalsvöllur, in Reykjavík it was a day to remember and most probable a story to tell to the future generations.

There is no better time to tell that story than now when the two countries will meet in their respective second match in Group D at the FIFA world cup in Russia

The tiny country of Iceland will gladly wish that a replay of such devastating victory over the Super Eagles should be replicated in Russia but the present crop of Super Eagles are fired up to erase the bad memory of 39 years ago and bring to par the Head to Head against Iceland

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