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Nigeria name final World Cup squad

04 June, 2018, 02:23 | Author: Rachael Silva
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England have another friendly against Costa Rica in Leeds on Saturday before Southgate's side opens their campaign in Russian Federation against Tunisia on June 18.

Meanwhile, England's opening World Cup opponents Tunisia continued their preparations for Russian Federation 2018 on Friday, with a draw against Turkey. "I expect him to have a great World Cup and be a top, top player".

'We were deservedly two goals up in the first half.

Gary Cahill headed England ahead in the early stages, before Harry Kane netted later in the first period.

"In the second half we corrected some mistakes and played a lot better".

Luckily, Nigeria are playing England, which means we all get to ogle their delicious attire.

England manager Gareth Southgate included Raheem Sterling in his team to face Nigeria despite the player being in the public eye for the last week following two controversies on the eve of the World Cup.


England boss Southgate said: "There was a bit of a statement with the selection of Jordan".

He said after the 2-1 win over Nigeria: "I think we've been pretty clear for a fair while, but there is real competition for places in certain areas of the pitch". He played 90 minutes against Congo but today I chose to bring Musa also in that position.

After a week in the headlines over a gun tattoo and returning late for England duty, Sterling courted more controversy when he was booked for simulation after falling all too easily as goalkeeper Francis Uzoho came off his line to claim the ball.

It is considered one of the best global kits of all time and Nigeria are going to be everyone's second favourite team at this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation because of it.

Captain Mikel John Obi is one of the five players in the 23-man squad that have played in the FIFA World Cup.

The midfielder took responsibility for the error but explains that Nigeria's first half formation left the midfield isolated.

Sterling's finishing vastly improved at Manchester City in the a year ago but it remains to be seen if that is natural development or the fact Pep Guardiola's side created so many chances to begin with. Rohr's men will play against Czech Republic in their final friendly on June 6 before their first match in Russian Federation against Croatia.

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