Nigeria announce pre-World Cup friendlies

Leslie Hanson
January 17, 2018

They will play a final friendly against the Czech Republic on June 6 in Austria.

Gernot Rohr's men have two games lined up for March 23rd and March 27th, 2018 against Poland Serbia respectively.

The four-time Africa Cup of Nations champions have been drawn in Group D at the finals in Russian Federation, alongside Argentina, Croatia and Iceland.

The game against the Polish national team, who have an African team Senegal in the their World Cup group will take place in a yet to be named venue in Poland, while the fixture against Serbia will hold in London.

The Super Eagles will play Congo on May 28 in Abuja before the warm-up game against the Three Lions of England on June 2 at Wembley Stadium.

"We've worked closely with the coach and the great support of the NFF to finalise these games", Pachon told BBC Sport.

NFF 1st vice-president Seyi Akinwunmi explained that Rohr, who was initially taken on board in July 2016, deserved the extension after qualifying the Super Eagles for the 2018 FIFA World Cup even with a match to spare.

Nigeria will then face Iceland on 22 June before finishing with Argentina four days later.

They reached the round of 16 in 1994, 1998 and 2014 but exit the 2002 and 2010 tournaments in the group stages.

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