Soccer-Croatia v Nigeria

Soccer-Croatia v Nigeria
By Reuters

14/06/2018 at 16:50Updated 14/06/2018 at 16:53

KALININGRAD, Russia, June 14 (Reuters) - Croatia will play Nigeria in a Group D match in Kaliningrad on Saturday.

Where: Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad

Capacity: 33,973

When: Saturday June 16, 2100 local (1900 GMT/1500 ET)

Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)

Key stats:

- Croatia made a splash in their first World Cup as an independent nation taking third place in France in 1998 but have not advanced out of the group stage since.

- Nigeria won just once at the 2014 Brazil World Cup but still advanced to the knockout round.

- Nigeria was the first nation to qualify from Africa for the 2018 tournament, finishing top of a group featuring Cameroon, Zambia and Algeria.

Previous meetings: The two have never met. (Compiled by Steve Keating. Editing by Toby Davis)