ENGLAND VS NIGERIA FRIENDLY: How African Teams Have Fared Against Three Lions

ENGLAND VS NIGERIA FRIENDLY: How African Teams Have Fared Against Three Lions

The English Football Association on Wednesday confirmed the international friendly game between the Three Lions and the Super Eagles of Nigeria.The game which is part of the  preparations for both countries for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, will take place inside the Wembley Stadium on June 2nd.‎

Ahead of the game, Completesportsnigeria. com’s JAMES AGBEREBI examines England’s record against African countries.‎


The Super Eagles of Nigeria and England have met two times with England securing a win, and the other ended in a draw.

The first meeting between both countries was in 1994 – a friendly game played inside Wembley Stadium which England won 1-0.

David Platt scored the only goal of the game with a header ofd a free-kick.

At the 2002 FIFA World Cup, Nigeria and England were drawn in the same group that also had Argentina and Sweden.

After 90 minutes, both countries settled for a 0-0 draw with England qualifying for the Round of 16, while the Eagles crashed out.


The only time England and Algeria ever crossed path was in a group stage game at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Algeria were able to hold a star-studded England side to a 0-0 draw.


Both countries have clashed four times with England claiming three victories. The other match ended in a  draw.

Their first encounter was in a dramatic quarter-final clash at the Italia 1990 World Cup which England won 3-2 after extra-time.

In 1991, the two countries met in an international friendly game which England won 2-0.

In another friendly game in 1997, England once again triumphed 2-0.

Their last tie was also a friendly game in 2002 which ended 2-2.


Mexico 1986 World Cup was the first time England and Morocco played against each other with the game ending 0-0.

England and Morocco were drawn in the same group, and both countries advancing into the Round of 16.

Their last clash was in the King Hassan ll Cup in 1998 which England won 1-0.


The only encounter between England and Ghana was in a friendly game inside Wembley Stadium in 2011.

After 90 minutes of football, the game ended 1-1.


England and South Africa have met twice and both occasions were friendly games.

,England won their two friendly encounters,  2-1 in 1997 and another 2-1 win in 2003.


A friendly game in 1990 was the first time England and Tunisia clashed. The game which was played in Tunisia  ended in 1-1 draw.

Their second meeting was in the group stage of the France 1999 World Cup which England won 2-0.


Egypt hosted England in Cairo in an international friendly game but were spanked 4-0 in front of their fans.

The 1990 FIFA World  Cup saw England and Egypt drawn in the same group, an England win their match 1-0.

And in their last meeting which was in a friendly game in Wembley Stadium in 2010, England edged Egypt  3-1 win.

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  • Taiwo Evidence Ige 3 years ago

    So, no African football team has EVER defeated The Three Lions of England whether in friendlies or tourneys!! Ok nah, their days are numbered!!

  • Oniwide olanisinmi J 3 years ago

    The end has come to that. The crops of the present Super Eagles players will break the jinx.