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Ahead of the 2018 Russia World Cup on June, England will host their final friendly matches against Nigeria and Costa Rica.
On June 2, England will prepare for Nigeria at the Wembley Stadium before facing Costa Rica at Elland Road, a Leeds United ground, on June 7. (Here’s your reference for Soccer Betting Tips)
Going back, England already played twice before at Leed’s 37,890-capacity stadium in a 2-1 defeat over Italy last March 2002 and went to a 3-3 draw against Sweden in 1995 of June.
This summer’s big event, Nigeria and Costa Rica will also participate in World Cup and the friendlies will are preparation for the tournament in Russia.
Nigeria can be found in Group D and they will battle against Argentina, Iceland and Croatia.
On the other end, Cost Rica will be in Group A to face Brazil, Serbia and Switzerland. (Sign Up now for more updated news and sports event)
“We’re going into a World Cup where we will play African and Central American opposition, so we get that with the games against Nigeria and Costa Rica, but it’s not just about the games we’ve got in the group but hopefully beyond that as well. We want to expose the team to different styles and different experiences. It’s nice when we have an opportunity to take the team on the road.” England manager Gareth Southgate stated
Southgate’s men are drawn against Tunisia starting June 19, Panama on June 24 and Belgium on June 29 in Group G and for sure, Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane will be hoping to bring England to World Cup title.
Meanwhile, prior to the final friendly matches, England has two friendlies already and it is scheduled against Netherland and Italy this coming March.
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