The Super Eagles of Nigeria will depart the country on Wednesday aboard a chartered flight to London for Saturday’s international friendly against the Three Lions of England at the Wembley Stadium.
This will be the third meeting between both teams, the Super Eagles lost the first encounter 1-0 in 1995 through a David Platt headed goal, while the second meeting was in the group stages of the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea and Japan, and the Super Eagles battled the Three Lions to a goalless draw.
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The Super Eagles were held to a disappointing 1-1 with DR Congo on Monday in a pre-World Cup international friendly game played at the Adokiye Amasiemeka Stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
According to a statement from the communications department of the Nigeria Football Federation, the Super Eagles are expected to take part in a seminar on wealth creation, investment opportunities and portfolio management, at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja on Tuesday afternoon.
The team will also meet with President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) in the evening of the same Tuesday, before departing for London on Wednesday ahead of the friendly match against England in Wembley on Saturday.
Nigeria will also play the Czech Republic on June 8 before their first Group D game at the Mundial against Croatia on June 16 in Kaliningrad. Nigeria will then tackle Iceland on June 22 in Volgograd before squaring up with Leonel Messi’ Argentina in Saint Petersburg on June 26.