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Scotland vs Nigeria Live Stream, Team News (KO 20:00 GMT)
Its Scotland v Nigeria live online, in the latest International friendly in the run up to the 2014 World Cup.
Nigeria will continue their build up to the World Cup when they take on Scotland in London later tonight.
The 2013 African cup of nation’s champions face a difficult task in the group stages after being drawn with Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran but they will fancy their chances of progressing to the knock out stages as potential runners up.
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Stephen Keshi’s side boast a number of familiar faces in their line-up with the likes of Lille stopper Vincent Enyeama, Chelsea’s Mikel Obi and Victor Moses, Celtic defender Efe Ambrose, CSKA Moscow star Ahmed Musa, Stoke forward Peter Odemwingie and Joseph Yobo all experienced at European level.
The Nigerians are currently 44th in the FIFA rankings, 22 places behind Scotland and will head into the game having claimed third place at the African Nations Championship with a 1-0 over Zimbabwe in their last outing.
Scotland meanwhile are the second highest ranked nation not appearing in Brazil.
Gordon Strachan’s side have been in fantastic form of late and will head into the game with the Nigerians unbeaten in their last five games. During that run they have beaten Norway, Poland, Croatia and Macedonia as well as drawing with the United States. Defence has key for the Scots with just one goal conceded during that run.
The back four of Alan Hutton, Grant Hanley, Russell Martin and Charlie Mulgrew have looked very tidy as a unit and with the protection of Scott Brown in front of them they have given very little away.
Strachan is likely to hand a debut to Derby County striker Chris Martin – who qualifies through his Scottish-born father, after witnessing the 26 year old score 25 goals in all competitions this season for the Championship side.
The former Celtic boss is also likely to play Ikechi Anya, who has Nigerian ancestry, at some point in the game with the Watford midfielder admitting he has no regrets missing out on representing the birth country of his father at a world cup.
“My love of football developed when I was in Scotland so I was always going for that – for me it was always going to be Scotland,” Anya said.
“That was where I started playing football at school and where I learned everything. That was one of the main reasons I chose Scotland when I knew they were interested.
“When I was really young I was in Nigeria but I can’t remember it. I appreciate the Nigerian side from my father and the Romanian side of my mother but that is them and I chose Scotland.”
Shaun Moloney will also return to the squad after recent injuries and will hope to impress in the final game Scotland play ahead of the 2016 European qualifiers in September.