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first_imgWORLD CUP 2018*Says Group D with Nigeria tough, confident of qualification to knock out stageBy Duro Ikhazuagbe Former Iceland, Chelsea and Barcelona striker, Eidur Gudjohnsen, has revealed that when the Super Eagles line up to take on the European nation at the World Cup 2018, over 8,000 of their travelling fans from home will be in the stand drumming support for them.Nigeria is scheduled to play her second Group D game against Iceland at the 45,000-capacity Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on Friday, June 22, 2018.While the bickering amongst the factions of the Nigerian football supporters is yet to abate, Gudjohnsen confirmed yesterday that the 8,000 Iceland fans have already secured their tickets from FIFA.Speaking at the opening of FIFA Football Park in Rostov-on-Don, one of the host cities of Russia 2018, the former Chelsea star admitted that the Group pairing involving his country Iceland, Nigeria, Croatia and Argentina was going to be a tough one for the two qualifiers for the knock out stage to emerge.“We have a tough group, but we’re quietly confident,” observed Gudjohnsen whose country was one of the surprise semi finalists of the 2016 European Championship hosted by France. “The most important thing for the Iceland team is that they return home after the World Cup with their heads held high, no matter what the result is. We have a tough group, but we’re quietly confident,” added Gudjohnsen as he kicked the official match ball of Russia 2018 around at the just opened Fan Park in Rostov-on-Don.He expressed his happiness at been selected to be the guest star for the opening ceremony of the centre expected to cater for fans without tickets to the main arena but can still follow up matches live on giant screens at the Fan Park“I’m happy to be at this Football Park, which will also be the FIFA Fan Fest venue during the World Cup. As we can see, a lot of people are having fun here today  (Sunday) and even more will enjoy it during the tournament. I’m sure that Icelandic fans, who will come here to support the team, will feel the same,” he noted with excitement.With 74 days left until the start of the biggest football event on the planet, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Football Park continue its journey through Russia, giving an early taste of the tournament to fans in each of the host cities.After the opening ceremony in Sochi last weekend with Portuguese FIFA Legend Nono Gomes part of the show, the opening of the Rostov-on-Don centre yesterday has added to the excitement being created for the biggest football event on the planet.Nigeria is scheduled to open her Russia 2018 show with the game against Croatia on June 16 in Kaliningrad. The third and last Group D game is against Argentina on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the 68,000-capacity Saint Petersburg Stadium.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgonly a few more picks left in the first round lets see if i can beat him on these last ones— Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) June 21, 2019they let me in the @YahooSports more JC Bombs on the way!! Stay tuned!! pic.twitter.com/vbrvbW0yhy— Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) June 21, 2019Clarkson’s offseason predictions didn’t start on draft night. Earlier in the week, he predicted the landing spots for free agents Kyrie Irving, D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle. DLO to PHX KYRIE TO BRKLYN JULIUS TO BRKLYN— Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) June 15, 2019Clarkson was selected 46th overall in the 2014 NBA draft by the Wizards. He was traded later that night to the Lakers for cash considerations.Unfortunately for him, he wasn’t able to break the news of his own trade. 2019 NBA DRAFT:Top 60 big board | Complete list of resultsClarkson tweeted out rumored picks before they were announced and signed each tweet with “league source tells JC.”im the lightskin woj i got to start tweeting these picks— Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) June 21, 2019Orlando is focused on Auburn’s Chuma Okeke at No. 16, league source tells JC— Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) June 21, 2019Oklahoma City has traded the No. 21 pick to Memphis, league source tells JC. Memphis is targeting Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke with No. 21.— Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) June 21, 2019Clarkson worked hard to break news before anyone else. As the first round came to a close, he encouraged followers to stay tuned because more “JC bombs” were on the way. It is common for followers of Wojnarowski to refer to his breaking news as “Woj bombs.” The NBA Draft is always a crazy event for local and national reporters around the league trying to score scoops. They probably didn’t expect competition from a player.Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson decided to get in on the action Thursday night by doing his best Adrian Wojnarowski impression on Twitter during the 2019 NBA Draft. last_img read more