England will take on the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the Wembley Stadium in June ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup.
England confirmed the friendly against Nigeria and the match is scheduled for June 2.
Gareth Southgate’s men travel to Leeds to take on Costa Rica’s central American neighbours Panama in Russia, with Belgium completing Group G.
Confirming the match against Super Eagle’s, the England manager said: “We’ve mostly played European opposition up to now and the Brazil game acted as a reminder that we need to challenge ourselves in different ways as a team,” Southgate told the FA website.
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.”
NFF via a post on twitter, also confirmed the match. See below.
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) January 10, 2018