The world cup has been living up to expectation with some enthralling and shocking results. Germany joins the list of world cup holders to lose their opening match.
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Saturday saw Argentina where held to a draw by the cold nation Iceland. Lionel Messi missed a second-half penalty as Iceland secured a famous 1-1 draw with Argentina in their Group D clash on Saturday.
Sergio Aguero opened the scoring after just 19 minutes with a brilliant finish, the Manchester City striker’s first goal at the World Cup in his third tournament.
Peru lost to Denmark by a lone goal.
Denmark took advantage of some sloppy Peru finishing – including a missed penalty – to win their opening World Cup Group C clash 1-0.
Yussuf Poulsen got the decisive goal (59) but Peru only had themselves to blame as they squandered a plethora of chances, most notably when Christian Cueva blazed over a first-half penalty, which was awarded after a VAR review.
Then came the our own nation’s outing. Nigeria lost to Croatia by 2 goals.
Croatia sit top of World Cup Group D after a comfortable 2-0 win over Nigeria in Kaliningrad on Saturday evening.
Zlatko Dalic’s side took the lead in fortunate circumstances when Mario Mandzukic’s 32nd-minute header from a Luka Modric corner was deflected into his own net by the unfortunate Oghenekaro Etebo.
Modric secured the win from the penalty spot 19 minutes from time after William Troost-Ekong needlessly fouled Mandzukic at a corner.
On Sunday afternoon, Kolarov stunner saw off Costa Rica
Aleksandar Kolarov’s brilliant second-half free-kick saw Serbia beat Costa Rica 1-0 in their opening Group E contest on Sunday.
Germany stunned by magic Mexico
Germany’s defence of the World Cup started with defeat as Mexico secured a pulsating 1-0 victory in Moscow on Sunday.
More is coming as Brazil starts their world tonight