KALININGRAD, Russia, June 14 (Reuters) - Croatia will play Nigeria in a Group D match in Kaliningrad on Saturday.
Where: Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
When: Saturday June 16, 2100 local (1900 GMT/1500 ET)
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)
- Croatia made a splash in their first World Cup as an independent nation taking third place in France in 1998 but have not advanced out of the group stage since.
- Nigeria won just once at the 2014 Brazil World Cup but still advanced to the knockout round.
- Nigeria was the first nation to qualify from Africa for the 2018 tournament, finishing top of a group featuring Cameroon, Zambia and Algeria.
Previous meetings: The two have never met. (Compiled by Steve Keating. Editing by Toby Davis)