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Jun 2, 2018 at 5.15pm UK at ​Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 70,025
England
2-1
Nigeria
Cahill (7'), Kane (39')
Sterling (53')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Iwobi (47')
Musa (77')

Team News: Raheem Sterling, Gary Cahill feature in England XI

Team News: Sterling, Cahill feature in England XI
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Gary Cahill and Raheem Sterling are both handed starts in England's friendly international with Nigeria at Wembley Stadium.

Gary Cahill and Raheem Sterling have both been handed starts in England's friendly international with Nigeria at Wembley Stadium.

Defender Cahill did not play a part in Gareth Southgate's squad in March but the Chelsea centre-back is brought back into the team as a replacement for Harry Maguire, who has been undergoing an individual training regime this week.

Sterling was late linking up with the remainder of the Three Lions squad but the winger has been kept in the starting lineup for the first of two warm-up fixtures.

As expected, captain Harry Kane leads the England attack with Jesse Lingard also in support, while Dele Alli has been given the nod in the centre of midfield with Eric Dier.

Kieran Trippier and Ashley Young have been preferred at wing-back, with Kyle Walker continuing to play a part of a back three in front of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

Nigeria are skippered by former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel, while Blues winger Victor Moses and Arsenal playmaker Alex Iwobi are also handed starts for the Super Eagles.

Ex-Watford forward Odion Ighalo leads the attack with new Brighton & Hove Albion signing Leon Balogun taking his place in defence.

England: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Cahill; Trippier, Dier, Alli, Young; Lingard, Sterling; Kane

Nigeria: Uzoho; Idowu, Ekong, Balogun, Onazi; Mikel, Obi, Shehu, Moses, Iwobi; Ighalo

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