More International Action

Wednesday 16 October 2013 09:59

Craven Cottage is set to host yet another international friendly match, with Italy taking on Nigeria in November.

The game will kick-off at 7.45pm on Monday 18th November, with prices starting at £20 for adults and £10 for under-16s and over-65s.

The game follows the recent Australia versus Canada clash and will be Nigeria’s third trip to the Cottage having lost to the Socceroos back in November 2007 and drawn 1-1 with the Republic of Ireland back in May 2009. For Italy, it represents a first appearance in SW6 for the national side.

Nigeria will go into the game knowing whether or not their place at next year’s FIFA World Cup is secured, as it comes shortly after their Second Leg Play-Off clash with Ethiopia. The Super Eagles narrowly defeated their African rivals 2-1 in the First Leg, and will be confident of seeing the job through on home soil.

Italy, meanwhile, qualified at a canter as they finished the campaign unbeaten, topping their group by six points, with half a dozen wins and four draws guaranteeing their spot in Brazil.