International Friendly: Super Eagles Of Nigeria To Play Brazil

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will play Brazil in Singapore on October 13th in an international friendly during the next FIFA window.

The five-time World champions selected the Nigerian team for a match since they are ranked among the best two side in Africa and also for their physical football.

Brazil last played Nigeria in 2003 at the opening of the Abuja National Stadium as the game ended 3-0 in their favour.

Meanwhile, Nigeria will use the match as preparation for the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho.

Nigeria had recently played out a 2-2 draw with Ukraine in Dnipro with manager Gernot Rohr saying he would love to play an African country in a friendly clash.

“Now it’s time to focus on the Afcon qualifiers. The game against Ukraine has gone and the boys did very well in my opinion,” he said.

“Next month we have two possible windows and I think it will be good for us to have an African opponent because of the qualifiers in November.”

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Nigeria are 33rd on the global FIFA ranking while Brazil jumped one place to second after their home Copa America win in July.

After the Nigerian game, Tite’s men will take on 2019 Afcon runners-up Senegal at the National Stadium in Singapore.

The Selecao will also play two more friendly games in November in their final matches before the start of the CONMEBOL region’s World Cup qualifiers in March, 2019.

Nigeria finished third at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt but could not make it past Group D at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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