England has arranged for an international friendly match against Nigeria’s Super Eagles as part of three Lions preparations for the 2018 World Cup
According to http://www.independent.co.uk on Monday evening report, Engalnd has scheduled two international friendlies before the commencement of the Russia 2018 World Cup in June.
The Football Association wanted the EngIish team to face African opposition ahead of their opening match of the World Cup against Tunisia in Volgograd on 18 June
They planned to face Ghana or Senegal, which they could face in the last-16 based on their ranking in the groups
But England have chosen Nigeria, with the popular following the Nigerian national team thought to have been a factor behind the decision.
England will make the announcement official once their second June friendly has been confirmed.
After playing the two friendlies, Gareth Southgate and his squad will fly to Russia and to their training base in Repino, a town just north of St Petersburg, towards the Finnish border.
Then they will travel to Volgograd to face Tunisia, Nizhny Novgorod in Panama and Kaliningrad in Belgium on June 28th,