It’s been revealed officially that the Super Eagles will be facing the three lions of England at Wembley on June 2, in a friendly match as preparation for their World Cup campaign.
This was confirmed by the manager of the three lions, Gareth Southgate in an interview with BBC.
“We’ re going into a World Cup where we will play African and Central American opposition, so we get that with the games against Nigeria and Costa Rica, but it’s not just about the games we’ve got in” he said.
They’ve been rumors flying back and forth in the Nigerian Media stream about the approval of this match but the other party, England, didn’t release anything to negate or confirm the fixture until this statement from
the team’s manager.
This will be only the third meeting of both countries at senior level, the most recent one being the goalless draw in a group stage fixture of Korea/Japan 2002 World Cup.
Nigeria will start their World Cup campaign against Croatia on the 16th of June, before playing Iceland on the 22nd of June, then Argentina on the 26th of June 2018.