Super Eagles starting XI in Wembley's friendly game

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The kit contains a feathered pattern, said to be a tribute to the 1994 World Cup team, which reached the last-16 in their first appearance in the finals.

Manchester United defender Phil Jones was absent from Friday's training session to attend the birth of his daughter and was not involved in the match.

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It is a system Southgate has experimented with previously and one he could employ in Russian Federation, particularly against Tunisia and Panama, when the onus will be on England to break down their opponents.

Harry Kane doubled England's lead four minutes before the break with a powerful low shot just outside the box that sailed under Uzoho, 2-0.

Iwobi's goal summoned more confidence in the Nigerian players and they had chances to equalise.

Gary Cahill and Harry Kane put England ahead after findng the net in the seven and 35 minutes of the first half.

From tattoos to travel problems, Raheem Sterling has been making headlines all week and he was under the microscope at Wembley. Uzoho reacted nervously when John Stones glanced a header at his feet and Brian Idowu produced a fearless, last-ditch lunge to deny Ashley Young.

Nigeria - who are in a group with Argentina, Croatia and Iceland - are led by by the experienced Gernot Rohr.

12' CORNER KICK! Conceded by Leon Balogun (Nigeria).

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Manchester United's Ashley Young, as should be expected given he has spent virtually his entire career as an attacker, is comfortable going forward but his defensive shortcomings could be exposed by the elite opposition England will face should they progress as Southgate wishes in Russian Federation.

It is largely because of Alli that the 65-year-old Villa expects England to have a good tournament, but he does not consider them among its favourites, and instead believes that reaching the quarter-finals would represent a success.

Nigeria fans in the stands show their support during the International Friendly match at Wembley Stadium, London.

No wonder Rohr said he would leave it until a week before the Croatia game in Kalinigrad before he decides who his first choice shot-stopper will be in Russian Federation.

In the run-up to the World Cup when a national team was being assembled for Nigeria, Alli opted to play for his country of birth, England.

"If they produce it for England in a World Cup tournament, it will really bring their career to another level".

Within two minutes they were back in the game.

The Everton man had a steady game on Saturday and could do little about Iwobi's strike.

NAN also reports that with the team's first choice goalkeeper Carl Ikeme also ruled out of the World Cup on health grounds, the fight for Eagles' number one shirt has generated heated arguments among the fans. He's a hard worker.

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