Nigeria's Super Eagles to face England in June pre-World Cup friendly

Nigeria's Super Eagles to face England in June pre-World Cup friendly

- NFF general secretary confirms Super Eagles clash with England in June

- The match will be used by both teams as a World Cup warm-up game

- Both Nigeria and England will feature at next year’s World Cup in Russia

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Mohammed Sanusi has revealed that Nigeria’s Super Eagles are set to play England in a World Cup warm-up game in June.

This will be another high profile friendly following the Nigeria vs Argentina match played in late November which the Eagles won 4 - 2.

Nigeria's Super Eagles to face England in June pre-World Cup friendly

The Super Eagles defeated Argentina in their last friendly game

READ ALSO: Lionel Messi rejected offer to become world's highest paid player to remain at Barcelona

“We plan to play a friendly against England in June, before the World Cup,” the Vanguard quotes him saying.

Sanusi added that the venue and other details of the match were still to be worked out.

Nigeria's Super Eagles to face England in June pre-World Cup friendly

The English national team after getting knocked-out at Euro 2016. Photo: Uefa.com

Nigeria and England will feature at 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The Super Eagles are drawn in Group D along with Argentina, Croatia and Iceland, while England are in Group G with Belgium, Panama and Tunisia.

Like the NAIJ.com Sport Facebook page for more breaking news and stats updates

Both countries have played just one friendly before, in November 1995, when England won 1-0 at Wembley courtesy of a David Platt headed goal.

It was reported that "the Eagles would play at least one friendly before Russia 2018 in the country’s capital Abuja to show the team’s appreciation for the support of both the Nigerian government and people."

Nigeria Super Eagles qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup on NAIJ.com TV;

Source: Sports.naija.ng

Related news
Chelsea defeat Southapton to go level on point with Manchester United (photos)

Chelsea defeat Southapton to go level on point with Manchester United (photos)

Chelsea defeat Southapton to go level on point with Manchester United (photos)
NAIJ.com
Mailfire view pixel