England show World Cup promise in home victory over Nigeria

England show World Cup promise in home victory over Nigeria

It's easy to see why so many fans have lost faith, with England now sitting in the unlucky 13th spot in FIFA's world rankings, but the squad is filled with young talent, and many English players are coming off the back of excellent seasons with their respective clubs.

England beat Nigeria 2-1 before the World Cup 2018, with goals from Cahill, Kane and Iwobi.

The game against Costa Rica at Elland Road will be the last match before the squad fly out to Russian Federation, providing Southgate with an opportunity to make any final tactical tweaks and take a look at some other players who did not feature in the 2-1 win over Nigeria.

He was banned for England's win over Slovenia in October that saw them qualify for the World Cup after making an offensive gesture on the pitch.

In the run-up to the World Cup when a national team was being assembled for Nigeria, Alli opted to play for his country of birth, England. It is not going to be a problem.

1 Pickford, 2 Walker; 3 Rose; 4 Dier; 5 Stones; 6 Maguire; 7 Lingard; 8 Henderson; 9 Kane; 10 Sterling; 11 Vardy; 12 Trippier; 13 Butland; 14 Welbeck; 15 Cahill; 16 Jones; 17 Delph; 18 Young; 19 Rashford; 20 Alli; 21 Loftus-Cheek; 22 Alexander-Arnold; 23 Pope.

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With England's last World Cup warm-up set for Thursday against Costa Rica, Southgate is keeping his stoppers guessing.

How do you think England will fare?

At £176.25m he heads the list of the top 100 players now playing in Europe's top five leagues.

"But I was really pleased with what Jordan did".

"That was really important to the way we want to play".

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