Nigerians mocked over 'beautiful jersey' following 2-1 loss to England

Kristopher Nichols
June 5, 2018

Some pundits fear Alli could suffer the same fate as David Beckham, who was infamously sent off in the 1998 World Cup after being provoked by Argentina's Diego Simeone.

England kick off their World Cup campaign when they take on Tunisia in Volgograd on June 19 before facing Panama five days later in Nizhny Novgorod and rounding out the group phase against Belgium in Kaliningrad on June 29.

Nigerians took to Twitter to discuss why Alli was booed throughout the Nigeria-England Friendly, which England won 2:1.

Tottenham Hotspur and England midfielder Dele Alli has vowed to continue learning from his mistakes ahead of this month's World Cup finals.

"But you have to believe, you have to have that feeling that you can win it". I feel I learned from the things I've done before, but it's not something I worry about at all. That [opponents winding him up in Russia] is not going to be a problem.

Put yourself in Gareth Southgate's shoes and pick your England World Cup starting eleven and formation, as a vibrant and youthful England squad make the trip to Russian Federation. Burnley's uncapped keeper Nick Pope is No. 23.

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With England's last World Cup warm-up set for Thursday against Costa Rica, Southgate is keeping his stoppers guessing.

"We played much better, we created chances and we scored the goal".

'I was really pleased with what Jordan did.

"And you've not got too many players who are scarred from previous tournaments, so they go into it fresh, full of youth".

"His decision making on crosses, the punch he made, his distribution and calmness to slide passes into midfield".

"I've worked with the manager before at under-21 level, so maybe he will tell us in advance, but when that will be I don't know", he said. "He can be very pleased with his performance".

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