The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday in Abuja mentioned a pleasant match between the Super Eagles and England’s Three Lions would maintain on the Wembley Stadium in London on June 2.
The match might be solely the third between each international locations at senior stage, and can function the Super Eagles’ last preparatory sport for the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) experiences that the Eagles’ first match at Russia 2018 is in opposition to Croatia in Kaliningrad precisely two weeks after.
Seyi Akinwunmi, NFF’s First Vice President and Chairman of the Federation’s Organising Committee, Seyi Akinwunmi, disclosed this in a press release by the federation’s Communications Department on Wednesday.
“The match is now confirmed. We had been doing loads of work within the background, even going again to final 12 months.
“Now, we’re joyful to say that it’s all sealed. Certainly, it’ll be an enormous match, between two international locations of exceptional historic affinity and similarities.
“We produce other matches and programmes for the staff, and we’ll quickly roll out your complete plan for matches, tenting websites and coaching camps,’’ he mentioned within the assertion.
Akinwunmi added that the NFF determined to be strategic in its alternative of opponents for the Super Eagles resulting in the World Cup.
He mentioned additionally that it was in whole settlement with the preferences of the Technical Adviser.
“That is why we opted for England. We played Argentina (in November 2017) without even knowing we were going to be in the same group at the Finals.”
NAN experiences that Nigeria got here from two targets all the way down to defeat two–time world champions Argentina Four-2 in that match in Krasnodar on Nov. 14, 2017.
The assertion added that Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, was elated in regards to the growth.
“This is nice information for myself and your complete staff. England is a really sturdy staff presently and I imagine they may give us an excellent match.
“We will be able to test our readiness for the World Cup when we meet the Three Lions at Wembley.”
NAN experiences that, at Russia 2018, whereas the Eagles play Croatia, Iceland and Argentina in Group D, England are up in opposition to Belgium, Panama and Tunisia in Group G.
England is one in all solely eight international locations to have received any of the earlier 20 editions of the FIFA World Cup finals.
Nigeria and England first clashed at senior stage on Nov. 16, 1994, additionally on the previous Wembley Stadium.
David Platt’s headed objective in the direction of the top of the primary half separated each groups, earlier than each groups met once more on the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
The encounter on the Nagai Stadium in Osaka, Japan on June 12, 2002 ended Zero-Zero, with the Super Eagles being eradicated from the finals on the group stage.
NAN experiences that the Super Eagles have already got a confirmed date with Poland in Warsaw on March 23, with different dates being March 27 and May 27.
Poland are 1974 and 1982 World Cup bronze medalists, and so they play Senegal, Colombia and Japan in Group H in Russia.