As part of preparation for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will play a friendly game against the Three Lions of England at Wembley Stadium on June 2, 2018.

England manager, Gareth Southgate sees Nigeria as an ideal team to play to prepare his charges for their group game against Tunisia.

“We’ve mostly played European opposition up to now and the Brazil game (a 0-0 draw in a friendly in November) acted as a reminder that we need to challenge ourselves in different ways as a team,” said Southgate.

“We’re going into a World Cup where we will play African and Central American opposition so we get that with the games against Nigeria and Costa Rica, but it’s not just about the games we’ve got in the group but hopefully beyond that as well.

“We want to expose the team to different styles and different experiences.”

Southgate’s team begins its campaign against Tunisia in Volgograd on June 18. They then play Panama in Nizhny Novgorod on June 24 before concluding the group stage against Belgium four days later in Kaliningrad.