England confirm Nigeria friendly

England last played a game in Yorkshire in 2002 when they lost 2-1 to Italy at Elland Road

England have confirmed they will be playing friendly matches against Nigeria and Costa Rica as part of their preparations for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russian Federation.

The match will be the third between Nigeria and England, who are preparing for the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup.

Southgate had initially planned for three games in June prior to the squad's departure for Russian Federation, but sources have told ESPN FC that he has now settled on two fixtures in order to spend more time fine-tuning the team's preparations at the National Football Centre at St George's Park. "We played Argentina (in November 2017) without even knowing we were going to be in the same group at the Finals".

Southgate added, "We want to expose the team to different styles and different experiences".

England will conclude pool play against Group G top seeds Belgium on Jun 28.

Rohr told the nff.com official website:"This is good news for myself and the entire team".

"We have other matches and programmes for the team, and we will soon roll out the entire plan for matches, camping sites and training camps, " he said in the statement.

Speaking about the two games, England's manager, Gareth Southgate, said, "We are 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". England are very strong now and I believe they will give us a very good match.

The Super Eagles already have a confirmed date with Poland (1974 and 1982 World Cup bronze medalists, and who play Senegal, Colombia and Japan in Group H in Russia) in Warsaw on 23rd March.

Related News:

  • Kohli hopes Newlands experience will have batsmen better prepared

    Kohli hopes Newlands experience will have batsmen better prepared

    Barely a few weeks before that, Rohit recorded his third Test century - more than four years after his second. "Its amusing . One of the left-field options is to make Parthiv Patel open the innings, thus freeing a middle-order slot for Rahane.
    Judge unseals search warrants in mass shooting in Las Vegas

    Judge unseals search warrants in mass shooting in Las Vegas

    Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley , plays a central role in the court documents . Investigators found no evidence that Paddock had help carrying out the attack.

    Credit Acceptance (CACC) Given Sell Rating at Credit Suisse Group

    Recently, investment analysts covering the stock have updated the mean rating to 1. (NYSE:WTR) to report earnings on February, 28. RBC Capital Markets maintained Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) on Monday, November 16 with "Outperform" rating.
  • 'Shithole' epithet turned immigration debate into new Trump drama

    He said on Twitter on Friday that his language during the meeting was "tough" but insisted: "This was not the language used". Mia Love (R-UT), who's of Haitian descent, have called out the president for the comments and have requested an apology.
    El-Zakzaky's Health Remains Stable, DSS Insists

    El-Zakzaky's Health Remains Stable, DSS Insists

    Journalist: How are you feeling now? The cleric and his wife had sustained gunshot wounds during their arrests. Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), says he is alive and getting better.

    Jaffetilchin Investment Partners LLC Purchases New Stake in Cummins Inc. (CMI)

    The company has a market cap of $30,521.42, a PE ratio of 18.70, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.32 and a beta of 1.14. Wheatland Advisors Inc. maintained its stake in shares of Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) on Thursday, January 19 to "Buy" rating.
  • African nations slam Trump's vulgar remarks as 'reprehensible and racist'

    African nations slam Trump's vulgar remarks as 'reprehensible and racist'

    The comments were "clearly" racist, Kalondo said, but stressed the U.S. was "much stronger than the sum total of one man". Mr Durbin said: "The President started tweeting this morning, denying that he used those words.
    African ambassadors to United Nations  blast Trump remark as 'racist'

    African ambassadors to United Nations blast Trump remark as 'racist'

    Trump allegedly said after being presented with a proposal to restore protections for immigrants from the countries in question. The U.S. president reportedly made the comment during a meeting with congressional leaders in the Oval Office on Thursday.

    Toyota Adding Alexa to Select Cars in 2018

    The AR glasses will reportedly arrive in the second quarter with a cost around $1,000 (approximately Rs. 63,400). It will soon make its way to get the anticipated HomePod voice-controlled speaker from Apple .
  • China says Iran nuclear deal not derailed, pledges constructive role

    China says Iran nuclear deal not derailed, pledges constructive role

    The deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action , was reached in 2015 among Iran, the five permanent members of the U.N. Officials said the administration will discuss the changes it is seeking with Europeans but will not talk directly with Iran.
    Samsung Unveils The Wall

    Samsung Unveils The Wall

    In other words, aside from its ridiculous size, The Wall is as close to the ideal new TV as we've seen so far from any brand. If we were awarding a prize for the most acronyms crammed into a product name, LG's AI ThinQ OLED TV would surely win.

    MA Boosts Stake in Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT) (CCI)

    Investors generally keep an extensive variety of technical indicators at their disposal for completing technical stock analysis. Klingenstein Fields Co Limited Liability Co reported 263,097 shares. 7,841 are held by Opus Ltd Limited Liability Company.


Most liked

Israel Approves More than 1100 New Settler Housing Units in West Bank
Soldiers manning a checkpoint outside the village opened fire without warning, said Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors illegal Israeli settlement activities in the northern West Bank.

Woman dies in I-95 crash in St. Johns County
The second crash, involving a vehicle and a truck, happened on the I-95 overpass, according to a Facebook post from the St. She faces charges of DUI, child neglect, leaving the scene of a crash and battery on a law enforcement officer.

North India Continues To Reel Under Cold Conditions
With the visibility recorded at 400 metres in the early hours, the minimum temperature was recorded 5.5 degrees Celsius. The night temperature at Srinagar dipped and settled at minus 3.2 degree, against minus 3 degree recorded on Thursday.

Flu Now a Coast-to-Coast Epidemic with Weeks to Go — CDC
Those numbers are expected to increase in coming weeks, the state department of public health said in a news release Friday. In Manitoba, the report said the flu activity level is high, but the increase of activity slowed in the first week of 2018.

UN Official: Trump's Vulgar Comments on Africa, Haiti Shameful
Penn ended his essay with a call for unity, describing Trump's White House as "an enemy of the state". Trump has been seeking to end temporary protection status of people from certain countries.

Las Vegas Sands (LVS) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Finds
Ten investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th.

Second Round of Olympic Talks Proposed
Pairs figure skaters Ryom Tae-Ok and Kim Ju-Sik are the only North Korean athletes to have so far qualified for Pyeongchang 2018. Military tension leads to a vicious circle of confrontation, according to the North Korean state newspaper.

Markram falls short of century in 2nd India Test
It took an extraordinary 10 minutes in the last hour of play to completely reverse that as India came roaring back. Citing that Ishant might benefit with his height, Virat Kohli has hurt Bhuvneshwar Kumar's self-confidence.

(MSFT) Stake Raised by OLD National Bancorp IN
Levin increased its stake in United Technologies Corp (UTX) by 851.07% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The software giant reported $0.84 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.05.

Flights disrupted as cow enters Ahmedabad airport
The Airports Authority of India confirmed the situation and said that the "cow entered through cargo side". Both flights were diverted to Mumbai and other flights were delayed.

DC's 'Shazam!' Gets 2019 Release Date
It was also announced that the untitled DC film that was set to be released on July 27, is no longer on the official schedule. Shazam! follows a young boy who's given powers that allows him to become a superhero when he says the popular magical word.

Flu is widespread but season may be peaking — CDC
He also noted that it's not yet clear how effective this year's vaccine has been, particularly with the A strain. So far, more than 151 million doses of vaccine have shipped, Fitzgerald said at the media briefing.

NFC Divisional Playoffs: Three things to watch in Falcons v Eagles
For the last team into the NFC side of the playoff grid, the Atlanta Falcons have a rather clear path to the Super Bowl . He has also covered the National Football League on numerous platforms, giving him a bird's eye view that's unmatched.

Simon Property Group Inc (NYSE:SPG) Institutional Investors Q3 2017 Sentiment
Athena Capital Advisors Llc holds 17.04% of its portfolio in Simon Property Group, Inc. for 411,036 shares. (NYSE:SPG). Ausdal Financial Partners Inc. acquired a new position in Simon Property Group in the 3rd quarter worth $204,000.

Murphy Oil (MUR) Given Media Impact Score of 0.12
Acropolis Investment Management LLC's holdings in Murphy Oil were worth $426,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Avalon Ltd Com has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). (NASDAQ:PEP) for 289,791 shares.