- 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.
“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 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.
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."
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