Gary Cahill and Raheem Sterling are both handed starts in England's friendly international with Nigeria at Wembley Stadium.
and Gary Cahill have both been handed starts in Raheem Sterling 's friendly international with England at Wembley Stadium. Nigeria
Defender Cahill did not play a part in
's squad in March but the Chelsea centre-back is brought back into the team as a replacement for Gareth Southgate , who has been undergoing an individual training regime this week. Harry Maguire
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
leads the England attack with Harry Kane also in support, while Jesse Lingard has been given the nod in the centre of midfield with Dele Alli . Eric Dier and Kieran Trippier have been preferred at wing-back, with Ashley Young continuing to play a part of a back three in front of goalkeeper Kyle Walker . Jordan Pickford
Nigeria are skippered by former Chelsea midfielder
, while Blues winger John Obi Mikel and Arsenal playmaker Victor Moses are also handed starts for the Super Eagles. Alex Iwobi
leads the attack with new Brighton & Hove Albion signing Odion Ighalo taking his place in defence. Leon Balogun 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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