NFF confirms plans to have a Nigeria vs England friendly, next year


The General secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Mohammed Sanusi has confirmed that plans are underway to have the Super Eagles tackle England in a World Cup warm-up match in June, next year.

“We plan to play a friendly against England in June before the World Cup,” Sanusi disclosed.

The venue and other details are expected to be finalised shortly, he further said.

Both Nigeria and England will feature at next year’s World Cup. 

The Eagles are drawn inGroup D along with Argentina, Croatia and Iceland, while The Three Lions are drawn in Group G with Belgium, Panama and Tunisia.

Both countries have clashed once at this level, in November. 1995, when England won 1-0 at Wembley courtesy of a David Platt headed winner.

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Sanusi also announced the Eagles will play at least one friendly before Russia 2018 in the country’s capital city of Abuja to thank the government and the people for their full support for the team.

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