More details about the upcoming pre-World Cup friendly between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Three Lions of England are now available.
It was gathered that England settled to play against Nigeria after initially considering facing Ghana or Senegal,
The Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick, has confirmed that the Eagles would take on the Three Lions of England at the Wembley Stadium on June 2, 2018.
It was gathered that England settled to play against Nigeria after initially considering facing Ghana or Senegal, who they could face in the last-16 depending on their standings in the groups.
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But the Super Eagles emerged as the preferred choice chiefly because of the popular following the Nigerian national team enjoys.
After playing the Super Eagles and another yet to be confirmed friendly, Gareth Southgate and his England squad will fly to Russia and to their training base in Repino, a town just north of St Petersburg, towards the Finnish border.
Then they will head to Volgograd to face Tunisia, Nizhny Novgorod for Panama and Kaliningrad to play Belgium on 28 June.
Meanwhile, the NFF boss has also revealed that another international friendly match has been fixed for May 27 for the Super Eagles but did not confirm the country.