Two weeks before their first match against Croatia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Nigeria’s Super Eagles will play against England in an international friendly.

That game will be their last warm-up match before heading to Russia.

Captain John Obi Mikel says the Super Eagles are already in high spirit as the World Cup approaches, and assured the team will be at their best for the prestigous international friendly match against the Three Lions on June 2, 2018.

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“The match comes up only two weeks before our first match at the FIFA World Cup. It will be a big occasion and a big match for both teams as we both look forward to our respective first matches in Russia.

“England is a special place for me having spent so many years playing there, and it is one country I love to go to. We (Super Eagles) are already talking to ourselves and everyone is looking forward to the game.”

Nigeria takes on Croatia in their first match at the 21st FIFA World Cup finals at the Kaliningrad Stadium on Saturday, 16th June before games against Iceland (Volgograd; 22nd June) and Argentina (Saint Petersburg; 26th June) in Group D.

England will play their first match against Tunisia (Volgograd; 18th June) before matches against Panama (Nizhny Novgorod; 24th June) and Belgium (Kaliningrad; 28th June) in Group G. 

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