Worldwide friendly match report England v Nigeria 02 June 2018

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England's midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek (L) vies with Nigeria's midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo (C) and Nigeria's defender Bryan Idowu (R) during the global friendly football match between England and Nigeria at Wembley stadium in London on June 2, 2018.

However, Rohr noted that he would name a strong side against Gareth Southgate's men.

1 - Nigeria: Uzoho; Idowu, Troost-Ekong, Balogun (Omeruo, m.46), Shehu (Ebuehi, m.46); Mikel, Onazi (Etebo, m.46), Obi (Ogu, m.46); Moses (Musa, m.62), Iwobi, Ighalo (Iheanacho, m.76).

When asked if he was any nearer knowing his starting eleven for their opening World Cup match with Tunisia, Southgate said: "I think we've been pretty clear for a fair while".

"I think the pace in the team, you can feel it, and that is why we had some problems in the first half. Jesse is a fantastic player at recognising the space, working away from the ball, a great link between midfield and attack", he said. Ian KINGTON / AFP Nigeria's striker Ahmed Musa (L) vies with England's defender Danny Rose during the worldwide friendly football match between England and Nigeria at Wembley stadium in London on June 2, 2018.

Two first-half goals was all England needed to walk away 2-1 winners over Nigeria in an global friendly on Saturday.

Harry Kane said rival nations see England as a threat at the World Cup after he urged his team to believe ahead of the Russian Federation showpiece. If you look at the Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking, you will see there are teams who are better than us.

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Elsewhere on Saturday, England's big group rivals in Russia, Belgium, were held to a 0-0 stalemate by Portugal, while Sweden and Denmark also played out a goalless draw.

"I prefer that he is in the team".

"It was unbelievable to get on the pitch, that's all we work for is to be on the pitch week in, week out, and it was just really nice to get on the pitch and get the win".

The goal was Nigeria's first ever against England, but they were not content to settle for just one and immediately started pushing for an equaliser as England suddenly found themselves under sustained pressure for the first time.

"We created a lot of good chances, far more than in recent games".

"Me and Dele we speak here and then so if I do get a chance to give him a little nudge and say something I might do because I know he will take it lightly anyway".

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