Super Eagles will be ready for England - John Obi Mikel

John Obi Mikel
Gernot Rohr’s men face the Three Lions on June 2, and the Super Eagles’ skipper is looking forward to the clash

John Obi Mikel is confident that the Super Eagles will rise to the occasion when they face England in a World Cup preparatory game on June 2.

Nigeria face the Three Lions at Wembley and victory for Gernot Rohr’s team will put them in a good spirit before their opening World Cup clash against Croatia.

And the midfielder who clocked 31 on Tuesday is the three-time African kings will get their best against Gareth Southgate’s side.

Mikel on England friendly

“The match comes up only two weeks before our first match at the Fifa World Cup,” Mikel told NFF website.

“It will be a big occasion and a big match for both teams as we both look forward to our respective first matches in Russia. 

“England is a special place for me having spent so many years playing there, and it is one country I love to go to.

“We (Super Eagles) are already talking to ourselves and everyone is looking forward to the game.”

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Both teams played out a 0-0 in their last meeting at the 2002 Fifa World Cup at the Nagai Stadium, Osaka.

Meanwhile, tickets for the blockbuster-friendly are on sale with the lowest ticket up for the sum of 35 Pounds Sterling, while there are tickets worth 45, 55 and 70 Pounds.

Nigeria take on Croatia in their first World Cup game on June 16 before facing Iceland and Argentina.