Nigeria claim England clash next year

International Football

According to the general secretary of the Nigerian Football Federation, England will play Nigeria in a friendly before the World Cup.

Mohammed Sanusi says the two nations, who have both qualified for the World Cup in Russia next summer, will meet in a pre tournament friendly in June.

The FA have yet to comment on the claims and it was thought England would play just two warm up games against Netherlands and Italy in March ahead of their World Cup opener against Tunisia but not according to Sanusi.

“We plan to play a friendly against England in June, before the World Cup,” Sanusi said, adding that the venue and other details of the match were still to be worked out.