Sport: Nigeria To Play England In World Cup Warm-Up Friendly

England will host Nigeria and Costa Rica in World Cup warm-up friendlies in June.

Nigeria will visit on 2 June while England will face Costa Rica at Leeds United’s ground on 7 June.

England’s World Cup campaign begins against Tunisia in Volgograd on June 18. They then play debutants Panama in Nizhny Novgorod on June 24 before concluding the group stage against Belgium four days later in Kaliningrad.

The England manager said: “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.”

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