Super Eagles To Play England Friendly
The Super Eagles will have a chance to test their might against the Three Lions of England in a high-profile friendly before the World Cup in Russia, latest reports indicate.
The Nigeria Football Federation scribe, Mohammed Sanusi has given confirmation that the Nigeria, England friendly is already in the works but he was not affirmative on the date nor venue.
“We plan to play a friendly against England in June before the World Cup,” Sanusi was quoted as saying on ScoreNigeria.
The venue and other details are expected to be finalised shortly, the NFF scribe further said.
Both Nigeria and England will feature at next year’s World Cup.
The Eagles are drawn in Group D along with Argentina, Croatia, and Iceland, while The Three Lions are drawn in Group G with Belgium, Panama and Tunisia.
Both countries were in the same group during the Korea/Japan World Cup in 2002 and the dead-rubber clash between them ended in a barren draw.
There was also a high-profile friendly between Nigeria and England in November 1995, when the Three Lions won 1-0 at Wembley courtesy of a David Platt headed winner.
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