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England 2 Nigeria 1

England 2 Nigeria 1

However, Rohr noted that he would name a strong side against Gareth Southgate's men.

Ian KINGTON / AFP Nigeria's midfielder John Obi Mikel runs with the ball during the global friendly football match between England and Nigeria at Wembley stadium in London on June 2, 2018.

Meanwhile, England's opening World Cup opponents Tunisia continued their preparations for Russian Federation 2018 on Friday, with a draw against Turkey.

Placed in the same group as Argentina, Iceland and Croatia, the Super Eagles will hope to head into the World Cup in good shape and high spirits so as to qualify from the tough group.

He added: "We would have conceded more goals in the first half but this young team does not give up".

However, the second half was a different story entirely, as England struggled to impose themselves on the game again after Iwobi's goal.

In the end, neither side could carve out another clear-cut opening as the clash ended 2-1 in favour of England.

England relied on goals from Gary Cahill and Harry Kane before slackening in the second half to beat Nigeria 2-1 in a World Cup warmup match on Saturday.

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While England have perhaps had a team capable of winning major tournaments in the past, the same can not be said about the current side.

"I wouldn't necessarily be saying the team that started today is the team that starts against Tunisia, but clearly it might not be far away".

The Super Eagles will travel to Austria after the game for the final phase of their World Cup preparation. I did a lot of running on the pitch because we were always one man short on the defensive part of the game. Nigeria play the Czech Republic in a friendly on June 6.

"I'm sure if you asked Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, the two best players in the world, they would say they can improve on something".

It is considered one of the best worldwide 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.

I don't think we got a lot of answers though because Nigeria just lay down in the first period and let England do what they want.

As it turns out, the boos are thought to be the Nigerian fans' way of venting their frustration towards the Spurs midfielder for choosing to play for England instead of Nigeria.


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