Published: Mon, June 04, 2018
Sport | By Fredrick Flores

Global friendly match report England v Nigeria 02 June 2018

Global friendly match report England v Nigeria 02 June 2018

England beat Nigeria 2-1 at Wembley in preparation for the World Cup and were two goals to the good at half-time.

England play their first warm up game before the World Cup today, against Nigeria at Wembley. "So, I think the England team have a good chance of getting the quarters, even the semis I think".

Nigerian player John Mikel Obi trains at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, on May 28, / Nigeria played against DR Congo as part of their build-up for the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation next month.

After the match, Gernot Rohr will announce his final 23-man squad that will represent Nigeria at the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup.

Elderson Echiejile, who was knocked out of the Brazil 2014 World Cup by injury, Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi, FA Cup winner Victor Moses, Odion Ighalo, struggling Leicester forward Kelechi Iheanacho, Crotone's goalscoring sensation Simeon Nwankwo and recuperating Leicester's Young Player of the Year Wilfred Ndidi made the cut.

"We know we can play better, we have to keep playing this way", Mikel told ACL Sports.

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Nigeria have included Simeon Nwankwo in their final squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.

"The first half we felt comfortable, moved the ball quickly and dominated but a lack of concentration early in the second half let us down".

The game began positively for England as Gary Cahill headed home from a Kieran Trippier corner with less than seven minutes on the clock.

"Nevertheless, Raheem has been fantastic with it all, he manages that situation very, very well".

The England coach picked a strong team and was rewarded with an impressive first-half performance and goals from Kane and Cahill.

Ian Wright admitted England's performance against Nigeria was "worrying" despite the fact the Three Lions came away with a win. He created quite a few chances.

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