Nigeria kit sells out after three million pre-orders

Nigeria kit sells out after three million pre-orders

Raheem Sterling had a couple of chances, but lacked end product, breaking the offside trap before wasting a cross and then firing over when well-placed.

England Manager, Gareth Southgate's having named his provisional 23-man squad for this summer's finals in Russian Federation, will be under pressure to impress in England's final home game at the national stadium before the tournament.

England got off to a great start against Nigeria today, taking the lead in the 6th minute through a Gary Cahill header.

Nigeria continued their preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a 2-1 loss to England at Wembley Stadium in a friendly global on Saturday evening.

The Africans, who also head to Russian Federation later this month, pulled a goal back shortly after the break through Alex Iwobi but only fleetingly threatened the hosts for much of the game.

No official data has been released yet, but clear proof of the popularity of the shirt was the queue that formed outside Nike's Oxford Street store in London on Friday, ahead of the friendly between Nigeria and England in Wembley this evening.

Veteran Ashley Young, slotted at left-back, made a darting run down the wing but was prevented to get his shot on goal by a body of Super Eagles defenders at the midway stage.

It might be a friendly but Gareth Southgate will be hoping for a win and a convincing performance. England played with the self-belief one would expect of holders in 1970 and briefly gave a tidy account of themselves in 1998 as they built on the feelgood factor from Euro 96.

Despite missing the final few games of the campaign, Ndidi made more tackles (138) than any other player in the Premier League last season, as per WhoScored.com, and his absence was felt in the defeat to England.

20' FREEKICK! Young (England) is clipped by Onazi and the home side have another free-kick in a good position.

Southgate still has time to work on those tactical issues as England have one more friendly - against Costa Rica in Leeds on Thursday - before they fly to Russian Federation for their Group G opener against Tunisia in Volgograd on June 18.

He will announce his final 23-man squad for Russian Federation 2018 after this England game. With those two setting the tone, the rest of the England side followed suit and the Three Lions were able to largely nullify Nigeria.

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