2018 FIFA World Cup Group D

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Group D of the 2018 FIFA World Cup took place from 16 to 26 June 2018.[1] The group consisted of Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, and Nigeria. The top two teams advanced to the round of 16.[2]

Teams[change | change source]

Draw position Team Pot Confederation Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings
October 2017[nb 1] June 2018
D1  Argentina 1 CONMEBOL CONMEBOL Round Robin third place 10 October 2017 17th 2014 Winners (1978, 1986) 4
D2  Iceland 3 UEFA UEFA Group I winners 9 October 2017 1st 21
D3  Croatia 2 UEFA UEFA Second Round winners 12 November 2017 5th 2014 Third place (1998) 18
D4  Nigeria 4 CAF CAF Third Round Group B winners 7 October 2017 6th 2014 Round of 16 (1994, 1998, 2014) 41
Notes
  1. The rankings of October 2017 were used for seeding for the final draw.

Standings[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Croatia 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  Argentina 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2 4
3  Nigeria 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
4  Iceland 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

In the round of 16:

  • The winners of Group D will advance to play the runners-up of Group C.
  • The runners-up of Group D will advance to play the winners of Group C.

Matches[change | change source]

All times listed are local time.[1]

Argentina vs Iceland[change | change source]

The two teams have never played each other before.[3]

Argentina 1–1 Iceland
Report
Attendance: 44,190[4]
Argentina[5]
Iceland[5]
GK 23 Willy Caballero
RB 18 Eduardo Salvio
CB 17 Nicolás Otamendi
CB 16 Marcos Rojo
LB 3 Nicolás Tagliafico
CM 14 Javier Mascherano
CM 5 Lucas Biglia Substituted off 54'
RW 13 Maximiliano Meza Substituted off 84'
AM 10 Lionel Messi (c)
LW 11 Ángel Di María Substituted off 75'
CF 19 Sergio Agüero
Substitutions:
MF 7 Éver Banega Substituted in 54'
MF 22 Cristian Pavón Substituted in 75'
FW 9 Gonzalo Higuaín Substituted in 84'
Manager:
Jorge Sampaoli
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GK 1 Hannes Þór Halldórsson
RB 2 Birkir Már Sævarsson
CB 14 Kári Árnason
CB 6 Ragnar Sigurðsson
LB 18 Hörður Björgvin Magnússon
DM 10 Gylfi Sigurðsson
CM 17 Aron Gunnarsson (c) Substituted off 76'
CM 20 Emil Hallfreðsson
RW 7 Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson Substituted off 63'
LW 8 Birkir Bjarnason
CF 11 Alfreð Finnbogason Substituted off 89'
Substitutions:
MF 19 Rúrik Gíslason Substituted in 63'
DF 23 Ari Freyr Skúlason Substituted in 76'
FW 9 Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson Substituted in 89'
Manager:
Heimir Hallgrímsson

Man of the Match:
Hannes Þór Halldórsson (Iceland)[6]

Assistant referees:[5]
Pawel Sokolnicki (Poland)
Tomasz Listkiewicz (Poland)
Fourth official:
Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)
Fifth official:
Alexander Guzmán (Colombia)
Video assistant referee:
Mark Geiger (United States)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Paweł Gil (Poland)
Joe Fletcher (Canada)
Gery Vargas (Bolivia)

Croatia vs Nigeria[change | change source]

Croatia 2–0 Nigeria
Report
Croatia[8]
Nigeria[8]
GK 23 Danijel Subašić
RB 2 Šime Vrsaljko
CB 21 Domagoj Vida
CB 6 Dejan Lovren
LB 3 Ivan Strinić
CM 7 Ivan Rakitić Yellow card 30'
CM 10 Luka Modrić (c)
RW 18 Ante Rebić Substituted off 78'
AM 9 Andrej Kramarić Substituted off 60'
LW 4 Ivan Perišić
CF 17 Mario Mandžukić Substituted off 86'
Substitutions:
MF 11 Marcelo Brozović Yellow card 89' Substituted in 60'
MF 8 Mateo Kovačić Substituted in 78'
FW 20 Marko Pjaca Substituted in 86'
Manager:
Zlatko Dalić
CRO-NGA 2018-06-16.svg
GK 23 Francis Uzoho
RB 12 Shehu Abdullahi
CB 6 Leon Balogun
CB 5 William Troost-Ekong Yellow card 70'
LB 2 Brian Idowu
CM 4 Wilfred Ndidi
CM 8 Oghenekaro Etebo
RW 11 Victor Moses
AM 10 John Obi Mikel (c) Substituted off 88'
LW 18 Alex Iwobi Substituted off 62'
CF 9 Odion Ighalo Substituted off 72'
Substitutions:
FW 7 Ahmed Musa Substituted in 62'
FW 14 Kelechi Iheanacho Substituted in 72'
FW 13 Simeon Nwankwo Substituted in 88'
Manager:
Germany Gernot Rohr

Man of the Match:
Luka Modrić (Croatia)[9]

Assistant referees:[8]
Emerson de Carvalho (Brazil)
Marcelo Van Gasse (Brazil)
Fourth official:
Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
Fifth official:
Pau Cebrián Devís (Spain)
Video assistant referee:
Daniele Orsato (Italy)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Wilton Sampaio (Brazil)
Carlos Astroza (Chile)
Artur Soares Dias (Portugal)

Argentina vs Croatia[change | change source]

Argentina 0–3 Croatia
Report
Argentina[11]
Croatia[11]
GK 23 Willy Caballero
CB 2 Gabriel Mercado Yellow card 51'
CB 17 Nicolás Otamendi Yellow card 85'
CB 3 Nicolás Tagliafico
RM 18 Eduardo Salvio Substituted off 56'
CM 14 Javier Mascherano
CM 15 Enzo Pérez Substituted off 68'
LM 8 Marcos Acuña Yellow card 87'
RF 10 Lionel Messi (c)
CF 19 Sergio Agüero Substituted off 54'
LF 13 Maximiliano Meza
Substitutions:
FW 9 Gonzalo Higuaín Substituted in 54'
MF 22 Cristian Pavón Substituted in 56'
FW 21 Paulo Dybala Substituted in 68'
Manager:
Jorge Sampaoli
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GK 23 Danijel Subašić
RB 2 Šime Vrsaljko Yellow card 67'
CB 6 Dejan Lovren
CB 21 Domagoj Vida
LB 3 Ivan Strinić
CM 7 Ivan Rakitić
CM 11 Marcelo Brozović Yellow card 90+4'
RW 18 Ante Rebić Yellow card 39' Substituted off 57'
AM 10 Luka Modrić (c)
LW 4 Ivan Perišić Substituted off 82'
CF 17 Mario Mandžukić Yellow card 58' Substituted off 90+3'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Andrej Kramarić Substituted in 57'
MF 8 Mateo Kovačić Substituted in 82'
DF 5 Vedran Ćorluka Substituted in 90+3'
Manager:
Zlatko Dalić

Man of the Match:
Luka Modrić (Croatia)[12]

Assistant referees:[11]
Abdukhamidullo Rasulov (Uzbekistan)
Jakhongir Saidov (Uzbekistan)
Fourth official:
Norbert Hauata (Tahiti)
Fifth official:
Bertrand Brial (New Caledonia)
Video assistant referee:
Felix Zwayer (Germany)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Bastian Dankert (Germany)
Corey Rockwell (United States)
Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)

Nigeria vs Iceland[change | change source]

Nigeria 2–0 Iceland
Report
Nigeria[14]
Iceland[14]
GK 23 Francis Uzoho
CB 22 Kenneth Omeruo
CB 5 William Troost-Ekong
CB 6 Leon Balogun
DM 10 John Obi Mikel (c)
CM 8 Oghenekaro Etebo Substituted off 90'
CM 4 Wilfred Ndidi
RW 11 Victor Moses
LW 2 Brian Idowu Yellow card 44' Substituted off 46'
CF 7 Ahmed Musa
CF 14 Kelechi Iheanacho Substituted off 85'
Substitutions:
DF 21 Tyronne Ebuehi Substituted in 46'
FW 9 Odion Ighalo Substituted in 85'
FW 18 Alex Iwobi Substituted in 90'
Manager:
Germany Gernot Rohr
NGA-ISL 2018-06-22.svg
GK 1 Hannes Þór Halldórsson
RB 2 Birkir Már Sævarsson
CB 14 Kári Árnason
CB 6 Ragnar Sigurðsson Substituted off 65'
LB 18 Hörður Björgvin Magnússon
RM 19 Rúrik Gíslason
CM 17 Aron Gunnarsson (c) Substituted off 87'
CM 10 Gylfi Sigurðsson
LM 8 Birkir Bjarnason
CF 22 Jón Daði Böðvarsson Substituted off 71'
CF 11 Alfreð Finnbogason
Substitutions:
DF 5 Sverrir Ingi Ingason Substituted in 65'
FW 9 Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson Substituted in 71'
DF 23 Ari Freyr Skúlason Substituted in 87'
Manager:
Heimir Hallgrímsson

Man of the Match:
Ahmed Musa (Nigeria)[15]

Assistant referees:[14]
Simon Lount (New Zealand)
Tevita Makasini (Tonga)
Fourth official:
Ricardo Montero (Costa Rica)
Fifth official:
Hiroshi Yamauchi (Japan)
Video assistant referee:
Massimiliano Irrati (Italy)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Paweł Gil (Poland)
Elenito Di Liberatore (Italy)
Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)

Nigeria vs Argentina[change | change source]

Nigeria 1–2 Argentina
Report
Nigeria[17]
Argentina[17]
GK 23 Francis Uzoho
CB 6 Leon Balogun Yellow card 32'
CB 5 William Troost-Ekong
CB 22 Kenneth Omeruo Substituted off 90'
DM 10 John Obi Mikel (c) Yellow card 90+1'
CM 8 Oghenekaro Etebo
CM 4 Wilfred Ndidi
RW 11 Victor Moses
LW 2 Brian Idowu
CF 7 Ahmed Musa Substituted off 90+2'
CF 14 Kelechi Iheanacho Substituted off 46'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Odion Ighalo Substituted in 46'
FW 18 Alex Iwobi Substituted in 90'
FW 13 Simeon Nwankwo Substituted in 90+2'
Manager:
Germany Gernot Rohr
NGA-ARG 2018-06-26.svg
GK 12 Franco Armani
RB 2 Gabriel Mercado
CB 17 Nicolás Otamendi
CB 16 Marcos Rojo
LB 3 Nicolás Tagliafico Substituted off 80'
RM 15 Enzo Pérez Substituted off 61'
CM 14 Javier Mascherano Yellow card 49'
CM 7 Éver Banega Yellow card 64'
LM 11 Ángel Di María Substituted off 72'
CF 10 Lionel Messi (c) Yellow card 90+4'
CF 9 Gonzalo Higuaín
Substitutions:
MF 22 Cristian Pavón Substituted in 61'
MF 13 Maximiliano Meza Substituted in 72'
FW 19 Sergio Agüero Substituted in 80'
Manager:
Jorge Sampaoli

Man of the Match:
Lionel Messi (Argentina)[18]

Assistant referees:[17]
Bahattin Duran (Turkey)
Tarık Ongun (Turkey)
Fourth official:
Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Fifth official:
Sander van Roekel (Netherlands)
Video assistant referee:
Daniele Orsato (Italy)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Paweł Gil (Poland)
Paweł Sokolnicki (Poland)
Massimiliano Irrati (Italy)

Iceland vs Croatia[change | change source]

Iceland 1–2 Croatia
Report
Iceland[20]
Croatia[20]
GK 1 Hannes Þór Halldórsson
RB 2 Birkir Már Sævarsson Yellow card 84'
CB 5 Sverrir Ingi Ingason
CB 6 Ragnar Sigurðsson Substituted off 70'
LB 18 Hörður Björgvin Magnússon
CM 17 Aron Gunnarsson (c)
CM 20 Emil Hallfreðsson Yellow card 59'
RW 7 Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
AM 10 Gylfi Sigurðsson
LW 8 Birkir Bjarnason Substituted off 90'
CF 11 Alfreð Finnbogason Yellow card 64' Substituted off 85'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson Substituted in 70'
MF 4 Albert Guðmundsson Substituted in 85'
MF 21 Arnór Ingvi Traustason Substituted in 90'
Manager:
Heimir Hallgrímsson
ISL-CRO 2018-06-26.svg
GK 12 Lovre Kalinić
RB 13 Tin Jedvaj Yellow card 83'
CB 5 Vedran Ćorluka
CB 15 Duje Ćaleta-Car
LB 22 Josip Pivarić
CM 10 Luka Modrić (c) Substituted off 65'
CM 19 Milan Badelj
RW 20 Marko Pjaca Yellow card 14' Substituted off 70'
AM 8 Mateo Kovačić Substituted off 81'
LW 4 Ivan Perišić
CF 9 Andrej Kramarić
Substitutions:
MF 14 Filip Bradarić Substituted in 65'
DF 6 Dejan Lovren Substituted in 70'
MF 7 Ivan Rakitić Substituted in 81'
Manager:
Zlatko Dalić

Man of the Match:
Milan Badelj (Croatia)[21]

Assistant referees:[20]
Pau Cebrián Devís (Spain)
Roberto Díaz Pérez (Spain)
Fourth official:
John Pitti (Panama)
Fifth official:
Gabriel Victoria (Panama)
Video assistant referee:
Paolo Valeri (Italy)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Gery Vargas (Bolivia)
Elenito Di Liberatore (Italy)
Felix Zwayer (Germany)

References[change | change source]

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