Nwankwo joins Moses, Iwobi in Nigeria's final World Cup squad

Jun 04, 2018, 23:59
Nwankwo joins Moses, Iwobi in Nigeria's final World Cup squad

The match is one of the friendly encounters ined up for the Eagles ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation later this month.

England manager Gareth Southgate said his side's attacking display in the first half of Saturday's pre-World Cup friendly win over Nigeria was up there with the best of his time in charge of the national team.

Maybe that was why they were lethargic at first, looking dazed as England players zipped the ball around.

Nigerian player John Mikel Obi trains at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, on May 28, 2018.br / Nigeria played against DR Congo as part of their build-up for the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation next month.

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It was a dream start for the Three Lions, who oozed astounding confidence throughout the first half, finding plenty of space to penetrate the Nigerians in all compartments.

"Even though Arsenal and Tottenham have this rivalry, he is a good friend and I know he is a good person but if we do have one against them I will let him know for sure", Iwobi told KweséESPN.

Former Super Eagles coach, Augustine Eguavoen, has stated that the team assembled by Coach Gernot Rohr is deficient for the World Cup, slated to start on June 14, in Russian Federation.

Gary Cahill powered home the opener on seven minutes before Harry Kane fired home with 39 minutes on the clock.

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"We were deservedly two goals up in the first half".

Elderson Echiejile will be making his first World Cup appearance after losing his place to Ejike Uzoenyi in Brazil 2014 due to injury. "I do think because the youthfulness, the energy in this team you can feel it".

"So credit to him he has had to come over that but it is to be expected for whatever reason".

13' CHANCE! England are running riots over their visitors and Raheem Sterling run over the Eagles defence to create two quick scoring opportunities. "I think the England team have a good chance".

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