Published: Tue, June 05, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Nigeria Name Final World Cup Squad

Nigeria Name Final World Cup Squad

Nigerian player John Mikel Obi trains at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, on May 28, / Nigeria played against DR Congo as part of their build-up for the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation next month.

The official home and away strips for Russian Federation 2018 reportedly sold out within three minutes of going on sale on Nike's online store on Friday, while people were seen queuing outside a flagship Oxford Street shop in London.

Jesse Lingard is optimistic about the upcoming summer World Cup in Russian Federation and believes that England can go all the way and win the tournament.

Nigeria's World Cup Preparation continued with a loss to the English squad at Wembley.

"We need him (Ndidi) but we had a protocol from Leicester and my friend Claude Puel, who gave me very good information with the medical team", Leicestershire Live quoted the 64-year-old as saying on Sunday.

England made a sharp start to the match, but their first opening arrived in controversial fashion when the referee refused to stop play after two Nigerian players had clashed heads, instead awarding England a free kick in a good position seconds later.

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The England coach picked a strong team and was rewarded with an impressive first-half performance and goals from Kane and Cahill.

Nigeria like England has qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, where they will play Croatia, Iceland, and Argentina.

It might be a friendly but Gareth Southgate will be hoping for a win and a convincing performance.

"In the second half we played five at the back as well that's what we did and we played much better, we created chances and we scored a goal". It was a decent exercise for us to adjust to that.

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"But his decision making on crosses, the punch he made, his distribution and calmness to slide passes into midfield. that was really important to the way we want to play".

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