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2018 World Cup: Ghana’s Thomas Partey tells Iceland how to beat Super Eagles

Ghanaian and Atletico Madrid midfielder, Thomas Partey has advised the Iceland national team on how to beat Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Nigeria will face Iceland at Volgograd Arena on June 22 in one of the Group D matches in Russia.

Partey, who is well acquainted with Nigeria and recently travelled to Uyo with his Spanish club, Atletico for a friendly with Super Eagles Team B, said all teams in Africa, including Nigeria cannot defend corner kick and free kick.

Speaking ahead of Ghana’s friendly with Iceland on Thursday night at the Laugardalsvöllur Stadium, Partey told reporters, ”All teams from Africa have high speed and power.

“However, they tend to be unorganized. The weaknesses of the African team consist mainly of permanent play,” Partey said.

He added, ”They often go wrong with the corner kick and free kick. The Icelandic team is very strong in solid play and the team can use it in Russia this sum­mer.”

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