Iwobi named in Nigeria's World Cup squad

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Nigeria was looking for a second goal right until the final whistle with England working hard to see out the match, but ultimately it was the hosts who claimed a hard-fought win in preparation for the upcoming World Cup in Russian Federation.

Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa is the only squad member who plays for a Nigerian club after fellow 'keeper Dele Ajiboye and the Nigerian league's top scorer Junior Lokosa were both cut from the provisional squad.

To underscore the importance of the Eagles' tie, the Czech Republic Head Coach, Karel Jarolim on Sunday studied the video of the Nigeria, England duel as they prepare to face the three-time African champion in Austria on June 6.

"We were deservedly two goals up in the first half". Normally, when you play for England, there's not an very bad lot of opportunity to produce a lot of saves.

Speaking to The Guardian at the finals of the MRS Kids Cup Competition, as one of the special guests that included former worldwide, Peter Rufai, Eguavoen hopes Eagles win the World Cup in Russian Federation but doubts the team's depth, let alone winning. "His decision making was good although he was rarely tested". Some of our players weren't fit and England put the pressure on us.

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That comes against Costa Rica - also Russia- bound - at Leeds on Thursday night.

"We will try to play with our best team", said the 64-year-old Rohr, from Germany.

New Brighton signing Leon Balogun features, and former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel will captain the side.

Despite the numerous changes off the bench on either side, the tempo of the game never slowed down instead it went up a notch.

The pace down the flanks of Jesse Lingard and Sterling was causing Nigeria's back-line all kinds of problems in the first period, with England doubling their lead after 39 minutes. We pressed in a lot, we keep the ball in play like we did and if we play like that in the World Cup we know we can do better.

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