Breaking: England announces June 2 Wembley friendly against Nigeria


England has officially announced the International friendly game against the Super Eagles of Nigeria in warm-up friendlies ahead of the 2018 World Cup in June.

The Three Lions will take on the Super Eagles of Nigeria at Wembley on June 2 and then Costa Rica at Elland Road five days later, before heading off for the tournament in Russia.

Taking home games on the road is something England did in the build-up to Euro 2016, playing friendlies at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light and Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium

And England has played twice before at Leeds’ 37,890-capacity Elland Road – a 2-1 defeat to Italy in March 2002 and a 3-3 draw with Sweden in June 1995.

Southgate’s men already have two friendlies scheduled for March, when they will take on Holland in Amsterdam (23rd) and Italy at Wembley (27th).

Their World Cup campaign begins against Tunisia in Volgograd on June 18, and they then play debutants Panama in Nizhny Novgorod on June 24 before concluding the group stage against Belgium four days later in Kaliningrad

Source – Skysports

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