Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford can be chosen, whereas it seems Gareth Southgate will deploy a again three comprising of Kyle Walker, Gary Cahill and John Stones.
Sterling has discovered himself the topic of assorted back-page headlines after his gun tattoo, that he defined was a tribute to his late father, was noticed in England coaching.
The winger additionally attracted unfavorable consideration for arriving late to hitch England’s coaching camp because of a mix-up together with his flights, though Southgate defined he had already acquired an apology.
He has been picked to begin at Wembley, nonetheless, together with Manchester United midfielder Lingard, whereas Eric Dier will take up a job in entrance of the again 4.
Kieran Trippier and Ashley Younger, in the meantime, are chosen within the wing-back positions as they’re given an opportunity to impress, with the Three Lions’ first World Cup sport towards Tunisia simply over two weeks away.
Nigeria, in the meantime, have named a beginning XI that features former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel, whereas Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi and Chelsea’s Victor Moses additionally function.
Odion Ighalo, who performed for Watford earlier than making a change to Changchun Yatai in 2017, begins in assault, with Leicester Metropolis ahead Kelechi Iheanacho named on the bench.
Two different Leicester gamers, Wilfred Ndidi and Ahmed Musa, additionally did not make the beginning XI however are doubtless for use sooner or later over the 90 minutes.
England beginning XI: Pickford, Trippier, Walker, Stones, Cahill, Younger, Dier, Dele, Sterling, Lingard, Kane.
Nigeria beginning XI: Uzoho, Idowu, Ekong, Balogun, Onazi, Mikel, Obi, Shehu, Moses, Iwobi, Ighalo.