Three of those games have been draws - with two ending goalless - so it clear to see where their biggest challenge lies. Led by midfielder John Obi Mikel, Nigeria is ranked No. 47 in the world by Federation Internationale de Football Association, but boasts young attacking talent that can challenge England, which is seeking to anoint its No. 1 goalkeeper for the summer.
Young, who has spent the majority of his career playing on the wing, was in charge of sending deliveries into the box from the other side of the pitch and caused problems in the Nigeria box on a couple of occasions.
Moses came off to be replaced by Ahmed Musa and England changes followed soon afterwards, Ruben Loftus-Cheek replacing Lingard and Danny Rose on for Ashley Young. 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.
He now wears Dele on his shirt for Tottenham and England. Countless England chances flowed from the excellent play from Dele and Lingard.
If Southgate's switch to a back three was prompted by Chelsea and Antonio Conte's success with the tactic in 2016/2017, the tactician's insistence on a patient possession style certainly mirrors Pep Guardiola's Manchester City side.Читайте также: Chang Redux: US man employs underhand serves at French Open
Jordan Henderson's absence - he and Liverpool team-mate Trent Alexander-Arnold have been given extra time off following their Champions League heartbreak - creates an obvious gap.
All the hype, all the pre-sale talk (three million pre-orders) and the rumours that it sold out in 15 minutes, but how would Nigeria's kit actually look in motion?
After Saturday's encounter, the Eagles move to Austria, where they will play the Czech Republic on June 6 before moving to Russian Federation.
Gary Cahill had probably his worst season since joining Chelsea in 2017/18. Rohr's men will play against Czech Republic in their final friendly on June 6 before their first match in Russian Federation against Croatia. And after Harry Maguire picked up a knock, he found himself in the side vs. Nigeria.
England manager Gareth Southgate has explained his decision to make Harry Kane the national side's captain for this summer's World Cup, admitting that the Tottenham striker's genuine belief at success has made his mentality ahead of the competition flawless for a skipper.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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