Pre W/Cup friendly: England set to face Nigeria, Costa Rica - FCNaija

World Cup 2018 By: Ayodeji Tunde | 10/01/2018

The English national team, The Three Lions have picked the Super Eagles of Nigeria and then Costa Rica for their preparatory games for the World Cup new reports from  England indicate.

The Press Association Sport reports that the two World Cup warm-up friendlies are billed to be played in June.

It is understood the Three Lions will take on Nigeria at Wembley on June 2 and then Costa Rica at Elland Road five days later before heading off for the tournament in Russia.

Gareth Southgate’s men are in World Cup Group G, along with Tunisia, Panama and Belgium.

England have played twice at Leeds’ 37,890-capacity Elland Road – a 2-1 defeat to Italy in March 2002 and a 3-3 draw with Sweden in June 1995.

The ground also staged matches in 1996 when England hosted the European Championship.