Nigerian fans were left frustrated as their side failed to show what was required to contest their first Group D game of World Cup Russia 2018, losing 2-0 to Croatia in Kaliningrad on Saturday.
Much promise and a fancy new kit that had people queuing up around the block amounted to little in the end in a match that didn’t see its first shot on target until the 59th minute, despite an own goal midway through the first half.
With the losers taking the result in good spirit, these are the best of the tweets and jokes from Croatia vs Nigeria:
The commentators are only saying the easy names when Nigeria pass the ball. Bare silence loooool #CRONGA
— SKINT GANG ! (@LethalBizzle) June 16, 2018
— Kaybest (@kaybest__) June 16, 2018
— Chris Davison (@cdavison_afc) June 16, 2018
— SharonRose (@cosythorn) June 16, 2018
— World Publicist (@IsimaOdeh) June 16, 2018
#CRONGA This is what all football looks like to people who don't like football.
— Rob Chapman (@rcscribbler) June 16, 2018
This is the first penalty ever given for cuddling #CRONGA
— Karl Sharro ***** ***** ***** **** (@KarlreMarks) June 16, 2018
The main reason we learn mathematics in Nigeria is to calculate how Super Eagles will qualify #CRONGA
— Elon Mosque (@That_IjebuBadoo) June 16, 2018
Footballers 2 : 0 Fashionistas #CRONGA
— Nigeria is Frustrating Abiodun (@Isaiah_bd) June 16, 2018
Croatia: they have speed, shot, experience, skills
— Huey Freeman (@dZa_Real_BlaQ) June 16, 2018
— Jimmy Neutron #TeamLaycon (@_jimmydneutron) June 16, 2018
— Hаяcкнап (@Harckhan) June 16, 2018
— Four-eyed Edo boy™ (@Alex_Houseof308) June 16, 2018