Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr has dropped injured KAA Gent winger Moses Simon from his World Cup preparation squad, but this is subject to a scan when the team gets to London.
Also left out from the 25-strong squad are Nigeria Professional Football League top scorer Junior Lokosa and Standard Liege’s Uche Henry Agbo.
Completing the list of those chopped off are central defender Stephen Eze and former Golden Eaglets goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye.
Uncertainty trails the participation of Chelsea full Ola Aina who was initially excluded from the team. This is due to an injury Tyronne Ebuehi sustained in the friendly game against DR Congo.
Young goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, skipper John Mikel Obi and winger Victor Moses are in the squad.
The list includes three goalkeepers, nine defenders, seven midfielders and six attackers.
The Super Eagles and the Three Lions will lock horns at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday, 2nd June, in what will be the Eagles’ penultimate friendly match before flying to the World Cup finals in Russia.
Officially, both countries have clashed only twice previously at senior level: one competitive match and one friendly. The friendly was on 16th November 1994, when the Three Lions pipped the Eagles 1-0 at old Wembley Stadium thanks to a first half header by David Platt. The second time was a group phase tie at the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals in Korea/Japan, where both teams ended it 0-0 at the Nagai Stadium in Osaka.
Rohr is expected to name his 23-man squad for the World Cup on 4th June.
Nigeria is drawn with Argentina, Croatia and Iceland and Sweden in the first round World Cup group phase.
View full the 25 man squad below…
Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba, Nigeria), Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa), Francis Uzoho (Deportivo La Caruna, Spain)
William Troost-Ekong (Bursaspor, Turkey), Leon Balogun (Brighton, England), Ola Aina (Chelsea, England), Kenneth Omeruo (Chelsea, England), Bryan Idowu (Amkar Perm, Russia), Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal), Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor, Turkey), Elderson Echiejille (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), Tyronne Ebuehi (Benfica, Portugal)
John Mikel Obi (Tianjin Teja, China), Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor, Turkey), John Ogu (Hapoel Beer Sheba, Israel) Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England), Oghenekaro Etebo (Feirense, Portugal) Joel Obi (Torino, Italy), Mikel Agu (FC Porto, Portugal)
Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai, China), Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England), Victor Moses (Chelsea, England), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal, England), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England), Simeon Nwankwo (Crotone, Italy)