Muti Adepoju: England friendly may determine Nigeria’s World Cup team


Mutiu Adepoju, former Super Eagles midfielder, on Friday said the upcoming international friendly match between the Three Lions of England would be a good rehearsal before the World Cup.

Adepoju, who featured for the Super Eagles at the USA ’94 and the France ’98 World Cup, told NAN that the match would likely decide final team selection.

“Well it’s a Grade A match, and it will definitely give the team an insight into what to expect at the World Cup proper,” he said.

“It’s a very good test match, probably this will be the last match before the World Cup.

“And I think it’s a good one that will put the team in proper perspective for the main event.”

The Three Lions will lock horns with the Super Eagles on June 2 at the iconic Wembley Stadium.

The friendly encounter will be the third time both teams will be engaging each other, their first encounter was a 1994 friendly match at Wembley Stadium which England won 1-0.

Their second encounter was at Osaka, Japan in a Group F match at the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup which ended in a goalless draw.


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