England to face Nigeria, Costa Rica in World Cup warm-ups


London: England will take on Nigeria and Costa Rica in their World Cup warm-up football games in June before travelling to Russia.

Gareth Southgate’s side will host Nigeria at Wembley Stadium on June 2 and then travel north where they entertain Costa Rica at Elland Road, Leeds United’s ground on June 7.

England begin their campaign against Tunisia in Volgograd on June 18. The three-lions will  play Panama in Nizhny Novgorod on June 24 before taking on Belgium four days later in Kaliningrad.

England’s final World Cup group game is against Belgium.

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