Worldwide friendly: Lions devour Eagles

Gabriel Batistuta scoring for Argentina against Nigeria in the 2002 World Cup

Gabriel Batistuta scoring for Argentina against Nigeria in the 2002 World Cup

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

Nike have stated that the feathered pattern that features on the kit has been inspired by the Super Eagles, a reference to the first Nigerian team to have played in a World Cup final in 1994.

"A quarterfinal berth will be a good feat for us, but I am not pleased with the players we would have on the bench because we only have 13 to 14 key players, who I think can fully represent us well".

The 21-year-old was involved in full training on Monday in their Austria camp and is expected to start against the Czechs in Vienna.

Nigeria skipper John Obi Mikel, meanwhile, believes England's pace and energy can carry them to the semi-finals.

Former Super Falcons' coach Godwin Izilein has said that Nigeria's national team coach, Gernot Rohr picked the best players that would make the country proud at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

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Alex Iwobi pulled a goal back for the Super Eagles two minutes into the start of the second half and despite a number of chances for both sides, the Three Lions claimed the narrow win.

"But his decision making on crosses, the punch he made, his distribution and calmness to slide passes into midfield. that was really important to the way we want to play".

Gary Cahill powered home the opener on seven minutes before Harry Kane fired home with 39 minutes on the clock.

Not since 1966 have England won the World Cup following the country's group-stage exit in 2014. Kept working hard, kept his focus and I think today you saw a performance that, apart from scoring a goal, he was very lively.

Ian Wright admitted England's performance against Nigeria was "worrying" despite the fact the Three Lions came away with a win.

"In the second half we played five at the back as well that's what we did and we played much better, we created chances and we scored a goal".

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