Rohr drops Aina, Agu from 23-man World Cup list

Ruben Holloway
June 4, 2018

England kicked off their World Cup preparations with a 2-1 friendly win over Nigeria, but Raheem Sterling ended a troubled week on a low note as the Manchester City star was booked for diving.

Arsenal's Alex Iwobi scored straight after the restart to give the 10,000 Nigeria fans inside the national stadium something to shout about.

Let's see how it goes because none of the teams would have settled down at the start of their first game.

England boss Southgate said: "There was a bit of a statement with the selection of Jordan".

However, on 1 October of that year, he was included in Roy Hodgson's England squad for the final UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying matches against Estonia and Lithuania.

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- England scored as many goals in the opening 39 minutes against Nigeria as they had in their previous four worldwide friendlies.

"I think first and foremost he has conducted himself fantastically well this week, he has managed that situation very well".

"Also we changed four players".

"That five, six-minute spell is what we must learn from because that could be enough to put you out", he warned.

20' FREEKICK! Young (England) is clipped by Onazi and the home side have another free-kick in a good position.

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"The first lesson is we are not ready yet".

Following an inconsistent season with Tottenham and some diffident displays for England, Alli needed to cement his place in Southgate's team and, ignoring the hail of boos, he was making a convincing case.

"We were deservedly a couple of goals to the good at half-time".

With the second half in consideration, Super Eagles remarkable improvements under Rohr continues.

Gareth Southgate's side, who have one more friendly to come against Costa Rica on Thursday, begin their Group G campaign against Tunisia on June 18 and looked primed and ready on the evidence of Saturday's energetic outing.

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"The problem we had yesterday was the formation and it was not going really right because I did a lot of running in the pitch and we are always one man extra in the defensive part of the game".

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