The coach of Iceland football team, Heimir Hallgrimsson, has on Friday in Volgograd blamed fate for his team’s 0-2 loss to Nigeria in Group D of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He said,

“My players performed in line with instructions all the same, the fact that the result was not good does not mean they did not do well.

“I praise them because they played against a very good Nigerian side,’’ he said at the post-match conference at the Volgograd Arena.

The coach, who said he expected the Eagles to play the way they played against them, however agreed that his team’s tactics did not work the way they planned it.

“It is unfortunate that we lost to Nigeria in spite of the way we planned for the game.

“We did our best to prepare for them, especially the three-man defence line. We even prepared in case they played a four-man defensive formation,” he said.

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