The Eagles have been drawn alongside Croatia, Iceland and Argentina in Group D, and with their first match against Croatia comng exactly two weeks after, the England game will serve as the final preparatory game for the team. "It's nice when we have an opportunity to take the team on the road".
Nigeria will play England in an worldwide friendly in June ahead of this year's FIFA World Cup in Russia, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) confirmed here on Wednesday.
Nigeria will visit on 2 June while England will face Costa Rica at Leeds United's ground on 7 June.More news: Eagles Bring Out 'Underdog Mask' After beating Falcons
England will conclude pool play against Group G top seeds Belgium on Jun 28.
His Nigeria counterparts Gernot Rohr said the tie was big enough to test the Super Eagles' readiness for the World Cup.
He also confirmed his side would confront Central American side Costa Rica on June 6 and noted that he carefully chose the matches because of the pedigree of the two teams.More news: Power goes out at the world's largest tech conference
Meanwhile, the Super Eagles already have a confirmed date for a friendly against Poland in Warsaw on March 23. We had been doing a lot of work in the background, even going back to previous year. That is why we opted for England.
Describing the Gareth Southgate-tutored English side as presently constituted as a very strong side, Rohr who recently said only players who have enough playing time with their clubs will make his team said the Wembley encounter would help him test the readiness of his squad.More news: Cold, chance of snow forecast in week ahead