England host Nigeria in a friendly at Wembley on Saturday, June 2 as both countries prepare for the 2018 World Cup.
After the weary journey from Uyo to Port Harcourt, to Abuja and then England, the Super Eagles couldn’t wait to get to the London where they have settled in at the Hilton London Wembley ahead of the friendly game against England on Saturday, June 2.
The friendly game against England will not be their first match ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup,but the 1-1 draw against Congo DR is considered to be a farewell match to Nigerians ahead of the summer tournament in Russia rather than a preparatory game.
For England, Nigeria present the physical challenge they expect from 2018 World Cup Group G opponents Panama.
”I think we got a great physical team but I know for the fact that the Nigerian team will be as physical as us and technical as us but it’s going to be a game of the day,” England star Raheem Sterlingtold Extratimesoccerlive ahead of the game.
‘‘It is a friendly but I don’t think it would be a friendly game because both teams are really going to get prepared and be ready.”