Saturday saw one of the smaller highlights of the Group Stages take place, as Croatia managed an unconvincing 2-0 win over Nigeria.
The goals came compliments of Oghenekaro Etebo and Luka Modrić.
The former saw himself turn a Mario Mandžukić flick on off a corner into the back of his own net for a 1-0 lead for Croatia after the first half.
Modrić then managed to slot his penalty in the 71st minute to dispel any doubts about the outcome of the encounter.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria failed to capitalize on their chances, with Alex Iwobi having his shot blocked at the beginning of the second half.
This seemed to be a trend in the match, with no shots on target being registered in the first hour of the match, yet in total there were 26 shots of which only two per team were on target.
Croatia also struggled to score, with the dark-horse teams attacking outfit failing their talented midfield.
Luka Modrić, the man of the match, as well as Ivan Raketić and Ivan Perisić all played well in the attacking third but were let down by the poor finishing of their forwards.
Even with the substitutions of Kramarić, Mandžukić and Rebić for new forwards in Brozović, Kovačić and Pjaca, the Croatians were left scratching their heads for goals.
The Nigerians shared a similar fate, with Odion Ighalo, John Obi Mikel and Iwobi all failing to challenge Croatian keeper Subašić.
Premier League youngsters Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho were also unable to challenge the Croatians with their speed.
The Super Eagles will be looking for a bounce back in form, after group favourites Argentina struggled to get past a resilient Iceland.
Nigeria and Iceland will be playing on Friday at 16:00, while Croatia take on Argentina on Thursday at 19:00 in what promises to be the game of the group.
A win for either side could see them fancy their chances of reaching the knockout stages. If Croatia were to beat Argentina they would be guaranteed a spot in the next round, while the Argentina should still feel confident that they will progress.
A win for either Iceland or Nigeria in the coming matches could still throw this group wide open.