2018 FIFA World Cup Group D

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]

TeamsEdit

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.

StandingsEdit

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.

MatchesEdit

All times listed are local time.[1]

Argentina vs IcelandEdit

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


16 June 2018 (2018-06-16)
16:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Argentina   1–1   Iceland Otkritie Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 44,190[4]
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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   54'
RW 13 Maximiliano Meza   84'
AM 10 Lionel Messi (c)
LW 11 Ángel Di María   75'
CF 19 Sergio Agüero
Substitutions:
MF 7 Éver Banega   54'
MF 22 Cristian Pavón   75'
FW 9 Gonzalo Higuaín   84'
Manager:
Jorge Sampaoli
 
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)   76'
CM 20 Emil Hallfreðsson
RW 7 Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson   63'
LW 8 Birkir Bjarnason
CF 11 Alfreð Finnbogason   89'
Substitutions:
MF 19 Rúrik Gíslason   63'
DF 23 Ari Freyr Skúlason   76'
FW 9 Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson   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 NigeriaEdit

16 June 2018 (2018-06-16)
21:00 KALT (UTC+2)
Croatia   2–0   Nigeria Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
Attendance: 31,136[7]
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)
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   30'
CM 10 Luka Modrić (c)
RW 18 Ante Rebić   78'
AM 9 Andrej Kramarić   60'
LW 4 Ivan Perišić
CF 17 Mario Mandžukić   86'
Substitutions:
MF 11 Marcelo Brozović   89'   60'
MF 8 Mateo Kovačić   78'
FW 20 Marko Pjaca   86'
Manager:
Zlatko Dalić
 
GK 23 Francis Uzoho
RB 12 Shehu Abdullahi
CB 6 Leon Balogun
CB 5 William Troost-Ekong   70'
LB 2 Brian Idowu
CM 4 Wilfred Ndidi
CM 8 Oghenekaro Etebo
RW 11 Victor Moses
AM 10 John Obi Mikel (c)   88'
LW 18 Alex Iwobi   62'
CF 9 Odion Ighalo   72'
Substitutions:
FW 7 Ahmed Musa   62'
FW 14 Kelechi Iheanacho   72'
FW 13 Simeon Nwankwo   88'
Manager:
  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 CroatiaEdit

21 June 2018 (2018-06-21)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Argentina   0–3   Croatia Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
Attendance: 43,319[10]
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argentina[11]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Croatia[11]
GK 23 Willy Caballero
CB 2 Gabriel Mercado   51'
CB 17 Nicolás Otamendi   85'
CB 3 Nicolás Tagliafico
RM 18 Eduardo Salvio   56'
CM 14 Javier Mascherano
CM 15 Enzo Pérez   68'
LM 8 Marcos Acuña   87'
RF 10 Lionel Messi (c)
CF 19 Sergio Agüero   54'
LF 13 Maximiliano Meza
Substitutions:
FW 9 Gonzalo Higuaín   54'
MF 22 Cristian Pavón   56'
FW 21 Paulo Dybala   68'
Manager:
Jorge Sampaoli
 
GK 23 Danijel Subašić
RB 2 Šime Vrsaljko   67'
CB 6 Dejan Lovren
CB 21 Domagoj Vida
LB 3 Ivan Strinić
CM 7 Ivan Rakitić
CM 11 Marcelo Brozović   90+4'
RW 18 Ante Rebić   39'   57'
AM 10 Luka Modrić (c)
LW 4 Ivan Perišić   82'
CF 17 Mario Mandžukić   58'   90+3'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Andrej Kramarić   57'
MF 8 Mateo Kovačić   82'
DF 5 Vedran Ćorluka   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 IcelandEdit

22 June 2018 (2018-06-22)
18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Nigeria   2–0   Iceland Volgograd Arena, Volgograd
Attendance: 40,904[13]
Referee: Matthew Conger (New Zealand)
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   90'
CM 4 Wilfred Ndidi
RW 11 Victor Moses
LW 2 Brian Idowu   44'   46'
CF 7 Ahmed Musa
CF 14 Kelechi Iheanacho   85'
Substitutions:
DF 21 Tyronne Ebuehi   46'
FW 9 Odion Ighalo   85'
FW 18 Alex Iwobi   90'
Manager:
  Gernot Rohr
 
GK 1 Hannes Þór Halldórsson
RB 2 Birkir Már Sævarsson
CB 14 Kári Árnason
CB 6 Ragnar Sigurðsson   65'
LB 18 Hörður Björgvin Magnússon
RM 19 Rúrik Gíslason
CM 17 Aron Gunnarsson (c)   87'
CM 10 Gylfi Sigurðsson
LM 8 Birkir Bjarnason
CF 22 Jón Daði Böðvarsson   71'
CF 11 Alfreð Finnbogason
Substitutions:
DF 5 Sverrir Ingi Ingason   65'
FW 9 Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson   71'
DF 23 Ari Freyr Skúlason   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 ArgentinaEdit

26 June 2018 (2018-06-26)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Nigeria   1–2   Argentina Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
Attendance: 64,468[16]
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nigeria[17]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argentina[17]
GK 23 Francis Uzoho
CB 6 Leon Balogun   32'
CB 5 William Troost-Ekong
CB 22 Kenneth Omeruo   90'
DM 10 John Obi Mikel (c)   90+1'
CM 8 Oghenekaro Etebo
CM 4 Wilfred Ndidi
RW 11 Victor Moses
LW 2 Brian Idowu
CF 7 Ahmed Musa   90+2'
CF 14 Kelechi Iheanacho   46'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Odion Ighalo   46'
FW 18 Alex Iwobi   90'
FW 13 Simeon Nwankwo   90+2'
Manager:
  Gernot Rohr
 
GK 12 Franco Armani
RB 2 Gabriel Mercado
CB 17 Nicolás Otamendi
CB 16 Marcos Rojo
LB 3 Nicolás Tagliafico   80'
RM 15 Enzo Pérez   61'
CM 14 Javier Mascherano   49'
CM 7 Éver Banega   64'
LM 11 Ángel Di María   72'
CF 10 Lionel Messi (c)   90+4'
CF 9 Gonzalo Higuaín
Substitutions:
MF 22 Cristian Pavón   61'
MF 13 Maximiliano Meza   72'
FW 19 Sergio Agüero   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 CroatiaEdit

26 June 2018 (2018-06-26)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Iceland   1–2   Croatia Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
Attendance: 43,472[19]
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Iceland[20]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Croatia[20]
GK 1 Hannes Þór Halldórsson
RB 2 Birkir Már Sævarsson   84'
CB 5 Sverrir Ingi Ingason
CB 6 Ragnar Sigurðsson   70'
LB 18 Hörður Björgvin Magnússon
CM 17 Aron Gunnarsson (c)
CM 20 Emil Hallfreðsson   59'
RW 7 Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
AM 10 Gylfi Sigurðsson
LW 8 Birkir Bjarnason   90'
CF 11 Alfreð Finnbogason   64'   85'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson   70'
MF 4 Albert Guðmundsson   85'
MF 21 Arnór Ingvi Traustason   90'
Manager:
Heimir Hallgrímsson
 
GK 12 Lovre Kalinić
RB 13 Tin Jedvaj   83'
CB 5 Vedran Ćorluka
CB 15 Duje Ćaleta-Car
LB 22 Josip Pivarić
CM 10 Luka Modrić (c)   65'
CM 19 Milan Badelj
RW 20 Marko Pjaca   14'   70'
AM 8 Mateo Kovačić   81'
LW 4 Ivan Perišić
CF 9 Andrej Kramarić
Substitutions:
MF 14 Filip Bradarić   65'
DF 6 Dejan Lovren   70'
MF 7 Ivan Rakitić   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)

ReferencesEdit

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