Over 70,000 fans were present at the Wembley Stadium over the weekend to watch John Mikel Obi lead out the Super Eagles of Nigeria against the Three Lions of England.

A far larger number watched across the world as the three-time African champions succumbed to their hosts in a fairly competitive warm up match.

However, regardless of the final outcome, Super Eagles captain Mikel remains grateful to all the supporters and he is even buoyed that the lessons learnt from the England game would help them in their next test match against the Czech Republic and more importantly at the World Cup.

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With Mikel recently admitting that all the distractions are off their as they go to Russia, many wait to see how far the Eagles will fly at the 2018 World Cup.