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Checkout Roy Keane’s reaction to Super Eagles Praying After first half



Football fans were treated to 360 minutes of World Cup football on Saturday – and wasn’t it great?France edged past Australia, Iceland held Argentina, Denmark got the better of Peru and Croatia punished Nigeria.

Four World Cup matches in one day. Beautiful.

However, it seems four matches in 24 hours is too much for some people.

By the time Nigeria vs Croatia rolled around, you couldn’t blame even the most ardent of football fans from feeling all a bit ‘footballed’ out.

That certainly seemed the case as far as Roy Keane was concerned.

Keane was on punditry duty on ITV during the Group D clash and he was as angry as ever.

It certainly didn’t help that the match in question wasn’t the most entertaining.

Nigeria lacked any sort of quality as Croatia eased to a 2-0 win.

But it was something that the Super Eagles did at the half-time whistle that really got Keane’s back up.

The Nigerian players all huddled together before trudging off the pitch. It seemed pretty harmless but Keane’s reaction was just priceless.

I’ve never seen it happen before, I don’t think,” Keane said of the huddle.

“It’s as if they’ve said the warm-up is now over. I’m not sure what’s going on there. Honestly.

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“They should do that before the game. It’s as if they’re not reacting to what’s going on. They need to liven up.”

Nigeria’s half-time huddle didn’t really do them any favours.

Their performance in the second-half was about as disappointing as in the first 45 minutes.

Following Oghenekaro Etebo’s first-half own goal, Luka Modric’s penalty with 20 minutes remaining earned Croatia the three points.

Nigeria will now have to get positive results against Argentina and Iceland to stand any chance of progressing.

Keane will no doubt be watching them very closely to see if they do another mid-game huddle.