England claims World Cup warmup win over Nigeria

England claims World Cup warmup win over Nigeria

England claims World Cup warmup win over Nigeria

GARETH SOUTHGATE was reasonably satisfied with his England sides toil as a rugged Nigeria side were edged out by two goals to one in a competitive FIFA World Cup warm-up match at Wembley Stadium.

Nigeria: Francis Uzoho: 7; Bryan Idowu: 6; William Troost-Ekong: 6; Leon Balogun: 6; Odion Ighalo: 5; John Obi Mikel: 6; Victor Moses: 7; Shehu Abdullahi: 6; Joel Obi: 6; Ogenyi Onazi: 6; Alex Iwobi: 7.

Nigeria and England qualified for the World Cup with relative ease and both sides will hope to make a mark at the tournament to varying degrees.

England beat Mikel's Super Eagles 2-1 at Wembley as goals from Gary Cahill and captain Harry Kane were enough to begin preparations for Russian Federation with a win.

But what might have turned into a walk in the park against a side ranked 47th in the world became a tense 2-1 victory as Arsenal's Alex Iwobi struck less than two minutes into the second half, robbing the hosts of their composure.

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"We will try to see the team that has the chance of starting the World Cup against Croatia".

"We couldn't train on Friday because of rain, the pitch wasn't good".

"The first lesson is we are not ready yet".

"He's in England, and struggling for his life, and we will play for him at this World Cup".

"This bad beginning was an opportunity to change and play a bit more like England in the second half".

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Overall, it was a good test for England, who looked sharp early on but faded after a number of personnel changes, with nearly all the substitutes failing to make much of an impression during their cameo appearances.

The goalkeeper, who has recovered from a hairline fracture in his left foot, played the entire match but couldn't prevent the world champions from losing for the second straight game after a 1-0 defeat to Brazil in March.

"I think they have a very good chance of going all the way because the youthfulness and energy in this team. you can feel it", he said.

The Chelsea defender, who was in and out of the Blues' team during the 2017/18 season, rose highest to meet a Kieran Trippier cross, heading into the top right corner to reward England's bright start.

"I think the pace in the team, you can feel it, and that is why we had some problems in the first half".

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