Eagles Target Win against Czech Rep in Last Friendly

September 8, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgTechnical Adviser of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, admitted at the team’s pre-World Cup camp in Avita Resort in Bad Tatzmannsdorf, Austria, thata win is the ultimate target this afternoon.“We will go for victory that would boost spirit and earn teamconfidence ahead of our first match in Russia. It would not be an easypick but we will work hard for it,” observed the Franco-German gaffer.The game is holding against a backdrop of consecutive losses in friendly matches against Serbia and England with Nigeria’s first match of the FIFA World Cup against Croatia only nine days away.Earlier, Eagles defeated Argentina and Poland in their first two friendly games of the preparation for the battle in Russia. Their only draw was against DR Congo.Super Eagles Midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo also said yesterday that the friendlies have sort of prepared the team for the opposition to face when the World Cup begins.“The friendly games we have played have exposed us to many things and also made us better,” he noted in an interview with a news agency from Russia.“We are in a tough group but we won’t be cowed by Argentina and Croatia big names. We are here to make our nation proud and we will achieve that,” the former Warri Wolves player concluded.Wednesday’s encounter at the Rudolf Tonn Stadium – a multi-use facility in Rannersdorf, a city in the sub-division of Schwechat, outside Vienna – will be the third official meeting between Nigeria and Czech.Nigeria and then Czechoslovakia drew 1-1 in a group phase match at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, with Vizek scoring for the Czechs in the first half and Henry Nwosu equalising for the Eagles with six minutes left on the clock.Nigerian forward Emmanuel Osigwe had a goal from a long range free-kick disallowed.The Czechs edged their second meeting in Rabat on 11th December 1996by two goals to one – as part of the King Hassan Cup Tournament.INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIESNigeria vs Czech Rep (2.00pm)Belgium vs Egypt (7.45pm)Norway vs Panama (8.00pm)Belarus vs Hungary (8.00pm)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeSuper Eagles players and their handlers have set sight on victory today as Nigeria takes on Czech Republic in the last warm-up game in Austria before heading to the World Cup in Russia. Kick off time is 2pm Nigerian time.With tough Group D opposition with countries like Croatia, Iceland and perennial nemesis, Argentina at the Mundial kicking off in eight days from today, Eagles need the victory to rev up their morale.last_img read more

Fantasy Updates: Is Robert Woods playing Monday night? (Updated)

August 14, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgAlthough McVay wouldn’t commit to Woods playing, he described the wideout as “looking good.” Woods had returned from his personal matter Thursday and resumed practicing with the Rams, which sounds like enough time to be ready to go for Monday night.If you have held out this long on Woods, you’re certainly playing him if he’s active. If Woods were to be held out of action, Josh Reynolds would run as the Rams’ No. 3 WR behind Cooper Kupp and Brandin Cooks. Reynolds would be available in most leagues to pick up if you needed a last-minute replacement for Woods.Reynolds may be owned in deeper leagues, and if Woods is out and that’s the case, your best bet is Ravens’ WR Willie Snead (or if for your FLEX spot, you could try Baltimore TE Nick Boyle). It would truly be a surprise again, though, if Woods were to be held out after participating in a couple days of practice. Robert Woods was a surprise inactive last week due to personal reasons, and with the Rams playing the Ravens on Monday Night Football, the most recent reports are from Sean McVay on Saturday saying he wouldn’t fully commit to Woods playing. The fact that Woods isn’t questionable on the official injury report has to be taken as a good sign, but until actives/inactives come out, it’s hard to know for sure whether L.A. will have its top possession receiver or if Josh Reynolds will be thrust into more duty.The official active/inactive report drops about 6:50 p.m. ET, and we’ll have updates through that time here and on Twitter @SN_Fantasy. MORE MNF: DraftKings ShowdownIs Robert Woods playing Monday night?UPDATE: Woods is officially ACTIVE.last_img read more