2014 World Cup: Nigeria set for Scotland friendly

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GLASGOW – Nigeria will warm-up for the World Cup with a friendly against Scotland in May, the Scottish Football Association (SFA) announced on Friday.

The friendly will take place in Craven Cottage, the home of Premier League side Fulham on May 28.

*Joyous Eagles celebrating a goal

*Joyous Eagles celebrating a goal

Gordon Strachan will be looking to guide Scotland to their sixth game without defeat after Wednesday’s 1-0 win against Poland in Warsaw.

The Scots are preparing for Euro 2016 qualifiers, while Nigeria have qualified for their fifth World Cup finals.

“We considered a lot of options but the chance to play Nigeria, a country who will be going to the World Cup this summer, in London without the need for long-haul travel was the one that appealed most,” said Strachan.

“We will have time for some quality training sessions before the game and we will look to finish the season with a positive performance and result that we can take forward as we finalise preparations for the Euro 2016 qualifiers.”

The World Cup takes place in Brazil from June 12-July 13.(AFP)

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