Jesse Lingard and Dele Alli both start for England against Nigeria

Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr has picked his final 23 players who will lead Nigeria at the this year World Cup in Russian Federation.

The Super Eagles lost 2-1 to England in their penultimate friendly encounter before heading out for Russian Federation.

"If you play with a team with five at the back, you will always have an extra mile, it's always hard".

14 May was set as deadline for participating member associations to release a list of 30 players, which Nigeria also complied with.

However, on 1 October of that year, he was included in Roy Hodgson's England squad for the final UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying matches against Estonia and Lithuania.

The game began positively for England as Gary Cahill headed home from a Kieran Trippier corner with less than seven minutes on the clock.

To say it didn't go down well with England fans would be an understatement.


'The front four, some of the movement and interplay, we looked a threat with plenty of pace.

Young and Sterling combined well but Bryne Idowu was well placed to clear the centre from the left-hand side, before a better passage of play from Nigeria with Odion Ighalo unlucky with an effort that was deflected to safety by Stones. If we can win our first game, I am sure we can get to the quarterfinals.

"It is to be expected but at the same time it would be nice if it was positive", Cahill said of the stories regarding England players leading into a big tournament.

"Nevertheless, Raheem has been fantastic with it all, he manages that situation very, very well". "I do think because the youthfulness, the energy in this team you can feel it". So credit to him.

I don't think we got a lot of answers though because Nigeria just lay down in the first period and let England do what they want. We were excellent in the first half and created a lot of chances.

England face Costa Rica at Elland Road in Leeds on Thursday before jetting off to Russian Federation to let the real preparations commence.


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