Ian Wright anxious for England after going into their shell vs Nigeria

Ian Wright anxious for England after going into their shell vs Nigeria

Ian Wright anxious for England after going into their shell vs Nigeria

The Africans, who also head to Russian Federation later this month, pulled a goal back through Alex Iwobi shortly after the break but threatened only fleetingly for much of the game.

However, Rohr noted that he would name a strong side against Gareth Southgate's men.

First-half goals from Gary Cahill and captain Harry Kane helped England to victory at Wembley Stadium in their penultimate warm-up match before taking on Tunisia, Panama and Belgium in Group G in Russian Federation.

"It was a great occasion for myself to go over there and see them play live and the atmosphere", he said. Our first glimpse at whether England might be able to go all the way at this summer's World Cup, or confirmation that we'll be crashing out to the likes of Tunisia in no time at all.

England, who also face Panama and Belgium in Group G, qualified for the World Cup easily, winning eight of their 10 matches to finish as unbeaten group winners.

When asked if he was any nearer knowing his starting eleven for their opening World Cup match with Tunisia, Southgate said: "I think we've been pretty clear for a fair while".

Kane said: "It was a good win against a tough side".

Made at least two big saves in the first half to keep the Eagles alive in this game.


Having dual nationalities is a complex and deeply personal thing, and footballers really shouldn't be berated for choosing one side over the other.

England were impressive with their movements in the last third and took a deserved 2-0 lead into the break while the Super Eagles were disjointed and looking nervous.

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's also found himself back in Southgate's England squad, although there is plenty of competition for places at the back, with Harry Maguire also an option for the Three Lions.

Sterling has made huge strides in Pep Guardiola's record-breaking title winners at Manchester City, scoring 18 league goals and fulfilling his rich potential in the most prolific season of his career.

When the World Cup in Russian Federation kicks off, fans will expect to be treated to stunning goals from the greatest players of the game.

Arsenal's Alex Iwobi is among the players who modelled the kit, which was first revealed back in February, along with Leicester's Wilfried Ndidi, who wore a branded bucket hat and jacket for the promotional photos.

The midfield diamond of Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Jesse Lingard and Sterling ensured there was pace and trickery, as well as some security, in the centre of the pitch.

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