Swansea City striker to know World Cup fate before Super Eagles friendly

Tammy Abraham was not invited for England's friendlies against Netherlands and Italy.

Abraham was demoted to the England U-21 team, as he was not included in the Three Lions team for friendly games against Netherlands and Italy.

Despite an injury to Tottenham striker Harry Kane, Abraham was not invited and he also failed to the back of the net for the U-21 side against Ukraine and Romania.

In a report by , England Head Coach Gareth Southgate revealed that he will pick his 23-man team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup before Monday, June 4 to ease his players' anxiety before the start of the tournament.

Gareth Southgate said, ''I'd like to [name the squad before the next friendly] because you end up being able to run a performance camp rather than a selection camp. I think there's a difference in the feel for everybody,''

Southgate also gave his reasons for selecting a 23 man list a standby players instead of a 30 man list.

He said, "If you name 28 and they aren't sure, but if you name 23 and five on standby - which Sven [Goran Eriksson] did well - then everyone knows where they sit. Those on standby have a chance but they come into the camp knowing that's their role."

"If you have got 28 or 30 who think they might have a chance, then there's a lot of uncertainty and anxiety within the games. For me, it's much better to get the 23 secured and work from there."

Tammy Abraham rejected a call-up to the Super Eagles after he was reportedly approached by Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick.

With Swansea City currently battling relegation and Tammy Abraham not getting enough playing time, the 20-year-old may just miss out on the England World Cup team.

Despite making an appearance for the English senior team in friendlies against Brazil and Germany, Abraham is still eligible to represent Nigeria.

Abraham's hope for a World Cup appearance with England may be over before the Three Lions host the Super Eagles in a friendly match on Saturday, June 2 at the Wembley Stadium London.

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