England announce Nigeria, Costa Rica friendlies

Kenny Tucker
January 12, 2018

"It's nice when we have an opportunity to take the team on the road".

Meanwhile, England have only ever met Costa Rica once before in the 0-0 bore draw at the last World Cup after the Three Lions had already been eliminated.

England is a very strong team presently and I believe they will give us a very good match.

Nigerian national football team German head coach, Gernot Rohr celebrates after the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying football match between Nigeria and Zambia in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on October 7, 2017.

Akinwunmi added that the NFF made a decision to be strategic in its choice of opponents for the Super Eagles leading to the World Cup. It is the fifth time Nigeria will be pitched against Argentina in the group stage of the World Cup.

England have announced a pair of global friendlies as manager Gareth Southgate continues his planning for the 2018 World Cup. "We will be able to test our readiness for the World Cup when we meet the Three Lions at Wembley".

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England topped their group in qualifying and coach Southgate sees the Nigerians and Costa Ricans as ideal preparation for two of their first round opponents Tunisia and debutants Panama.

Nigeria and England first clashed at senior level on November 16, 1994, also at the old Wembley Stadium.

The Three Lions had already confirmed March dates against Netherlands and Italy, who both failed to qualify for Russian Federation 2018.

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