Nigerians have joined England in celebrating their 2-0 victory over Sweden in Saturday’s quarter-final fixture, believing they can go all the way to clinching the most coveted title in football.
Harry Maguire and Dele Alli headers in each half of the game sealed the Three Lions' spot in the last-four of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
And Nigerians, via Twitter, have congratulated them on their win in Samara.
Whether it was a poor #SWE side or not, or whether you feel this was a poor #WorldCup quarter final game or not...truth is #ENG are in the semis.
When you get to this stage in a #WorldCup, you serve some accolades. — Oluwatoyin Ibitoye (@Toyin_Ibitoye) July 7, 2018
That's how England could just win this world cup oh. — Ik Osakioduwa (@ik_osakioduwa) July 7, 2018
With England getting to the semi-finals, when these boys return home, no matter what happens after they win this game, they will be celebrated. It’s been a while since England reached such dizzying heights. Euro ‘96. 22 years ago. Italia ‘90. 28 years ago. — JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) July 7, 2018
LIVE FROM NIGERIA: This is what my Grandma has to say about England 🏴🏴🏴🦁🦁🦁 😂😂😂#ItsComingHome #WorldCup #ThreeLions #England #YesYesGrandma!! pic.twitter.com/y2sKm7UJHb — Funmi Olutoye (@FunmiOlutoye) July 7, 2018
Seeing England in Final of the worldcup,if Nigeria can't reach final atlist out Colonial masters go reach finals. — oladipupo ifedolapo (@opalodefi) July 7, 2018
Lucky England,— POOJA... (@PoojaMedia) July 7, 2018
They are in the "advantage" side of the draw based on FIFA rankings & they are utilizing it.
No complacency & they do the job plus Pickford has been immerse (Lad is good).
Zlatan will eat some pancakes, courtesy Beckham. #BringRussiaHome
Congrats to England. From Nigeria. When they lost to Belgium I knew they chose the easier route. The semi final is theirs to lose. Listening on 5live. #bbcworldcup — Godwin Ogbe (@Ogbe240) July 7, 2018