England 2-1 Nigeria – Five Things We Learned: Nigeria Need To Wake Up And Preparations For World Cup 2018

Dele Alli, who is of Nigerian descent, saw lots of the ball early on but was being constantly booed by the away supporters

Nigeria produced a below-average performance in their World Cup warm-up match against England on Saturday afternoon losing 2-1 to England. 

Gary Cahill’s opener was followed up by captain Harry Kane’s strike and Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi did pull one back in the second half.

With one game to go until the tournament in Russia, Eagleseye Footy highlights five things we learned from the defeat.

Nigeria’s Kit Worth The Sell-Out

Thousands and thousands turned up in hope, in expectation ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, hoping to see a glimpse of what could take the tournament by storm this summer. And they were not disappointed. Nigeria wore their home shirt. Simply stunning.

 

Nigeria Need To Wake Up

Nigeria’s green and white kit is certainly the boldest that will be on show in Russia. Their snazzy shirt sold out immediately after going on sale on Friday but their team produced a below-average performance in the first half at Wembley.

Super Eagles Will Struggle Against A Good Team In Russia

Lionel Messi and Argentina, who are in their group at the World Cup, were licking their lips. Nigeria finally woke up in the second half to give England a game and Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi was behind it.

Gernot Rohr Will Be Concerned By How Different The First Half Was To The Second

Nigeria looked vulnerable and suddenly gained confidence. Plenty food for thought for the boss.

Alex Iwobi Steps Up For Gernot Rohr

Iwobi was brilliant and  Nigeria need him to do the same in Russia. He played full 90 minutes, indicating the Arsenal star will start in Russia.

 

 

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