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Some fans watching on as England faced off against Nigeria at Wembley on Saturday were left confused as Super Eagles supporters booed Dele Alli.

Meanwhile, Lagos-born Iwobi and London-born Aina chose Nigeria for senior worldwide football but they played alongside Alli for England's youth teams and it's this familiarity they're looking to tap into to put the Tottenham Hotspur star off his game at Wembley.

"Everyone has to maintain their level, the team we picked today, from my experience of weeks leading into the first game of a tournament and the first couple of games, is that that will evolve with various different things, everyone has to be ready to come into the side".

Aina agrees, and says although the banter will be friendly, Alli will still get an earful.

"We will try to play with our best team", said the 64-year-old Rohr, from Germany.

England relied on goals from Gary Cahill and Harry Kane before slackening in the second half to beat Nigeria 2-1 in a World Cup warm-up at Wembley yesterday.

As hard as they tried, Nigeria were unable to break through the defence of the home side who marshalled their lines very well.

"The second half was much better because we played the same pattern with them and everybody was with his man".

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It is, sadly, easy to imagine this template being followed in the World Cup when England come up against savvy, organised opposition. "Unfortunately we can't change four players if there is a problem in the World Cup".

"Raheem dropping deep and collecting the ball meant we were able to flood the midfield so I was happy with his performance".

Simy made a late push into the national team after a series of eye-catching performances towards the end of the Serie A season where he scored 7 times in his last 10 outings.

The Super Eagles will travel to Austria after the game for the final phase of their World Cup preparation.

The Betfair Sportsbook has reacted, and at least 10 players look to have won the confidence of the England boss if the betting in the To Start For England Against Tunisia market is to be believed.

The goal was Nigeria's first ever against England, but they were not content to settle for just one and immediately started pushing for an equaliser as England suddenly found themselves under sustained pressure for the first time.

Nigeria, which was held by Congo on Monday, plays the Czech Republic on Wednesday before facing Croatia in its World Cup opener on June 16.

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