The Super Eagles will need to improve when they take on Croatia, Iceland and Argentina in Group D in Russian Federation.
Nigerian fans are coming to terms with a loss to England in a friendly game at the Wembley on Saturday, just a day after their "beautiful" jersey was the hottest sports story in the world.
First-half goals from Gary Cahill and captain Harry Kane helped England to victory at Wembley Stadium in their penultimate warm-up match before taking on Tunisia, Panama and Belgium in Group G in Russian Federation.
England showed their two faces against Nigeria by dominating and keeping possession in the first half but then after the break they struggled at the back as they allowed the opposition to take the game to them and put in risk their victory.
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"I think the pace in the team you can feel it".
It appears that coach Gareth Southgate has clear in his head that he will play with Pickford in goal and have a back three of Walker, Stones and Cahill, while Trippier and Young are the wing-backs.
Southgate will take comfort from the performance of Cahill whose powerful headed goal from a corner after seven minutes will strengthen his claim for a place in the heart of defence.
Wembley waved off England on their World Cup adventure with cautious goodwill, even if there were echoes of those days when Sven-Göran Eriksson, a former England manager who helped educate the nation in tournament anti-climax, would measure in 45-minute chunks.