Friday, June 01, 2018

England v Nigeria: Don’t nurse injury fears, ex-World Cup stars Garba lawal

Former Super Eagles midfielders Garba Lawal and have advised the team not to nurse injury worries as they face the Three Lions of England in a pre-Russia 2018 World Cup friendly at Wembley on Saturday.

Nigeria are preparing for the Mundial and will clash with England as they round off preparations for the tournament, which begins on June 14.

The team play a last friendly with the Czech Republic in Austria on Wednesday before jetting out to Russia.

 England and Nigeria have met three times with two of the meetings ending in draws while the English team defeated Nigeria once.

Today’s match is the fourth meeting between the two sides, with England winning once while two ended in draws in their three previous encounters.

With days to the tournament, Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has had to battle with player fitness as injury knocked winger Moses Simon out of the tournament while Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been training separately since copping an injury at his club before the end of the season.

Lawal said the players needed the England match to prove to Rohr that they deserved to be in the team to the World Cup.


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