Super Eagles to play against England in friendly on June 2

By Nelson Dafe on January 11, 2018

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As part of preparations for the World Cup coming up later in the year in Russia, Nigeria's senior national team, The Super Eagles, are scheduled to meet with England in a friendly encounter at the famous Wembley Stadium in London.

The match is to be played on June 2.

The match against England would give Nigeria the chance of testing its strength against an European opposition before the World Cup, where the country has been drawn in a group containing two European sides in Iceland and Croatia, as well as South American heavyweights Argentina.

England’s first match at the World Cup is against Tunisia on 18 June.

Gareth Southgate’s side also face Costa Rica’s central American neighbours Panama in Russia, with Belgium completing Group G.

The England manager said: “We’re going into a World Cup where we will play African and Central American opposition, so we get that with the games against Nigeria and Costa Rica, but it’s not just about the games we’ve got in the group but hopefully beyond that as well.

“We want to expose the team to different styles and different experiences.”

England played friendlies in Manchester and Sunderland in the build-up to Euro 2016 but this will be the first time they have played in Yorkshire since 2002, a 2-1 defeat by Italy at Elland Road.

“All of the feedback from the team before Euro 2016 was really positive, the players enjoyed it and it was definitely well received by the public,” added Southgate.

“It’s nice when we have an opportunity to take the team on the road.”

Before games against Nigeria and Costa Rica, England will play Netherlands and Italy in March.

•Additional reports by BBC.

•Photo shows Super Eagles

Source Daily Sports

Posted January 11, 2018

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