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International Friendly: Super Eagles to play Brazil in October

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Super Eagles of Nigeria will confront the Samba Boys of Brazil in an international friendly billed for 13th October in Singapore, Vanguard reports.

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Gernot Rohr’s led Eagles will seek to use the match to test strength against the fifth highest-ranked team in the world that parades the likes of Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Firmino.

Confirming the fixture on Instagram with a photo of team captain Ahmed Musa, the official handle of the Super Eagles wrote: “When you hear @ng_supereagles will play @cbf_futebol (Brazil) in an international friendly on 13th October in Singapore. #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong.”

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The Coordinator of Brazil national team, Juninho Paulista also confirmed the friendly saying, “we chose two of the best African teams because they are high-level confrontations and against a school that the Brazilian National Team has had few encounters in recent years. It was a wish of the Technical Commission, so we went after these opponents,” 

Both teams last met at the senior level in 2003 where Brazil ran away with a 3-0 victory.

The encounter is slated for the 55,000-capacity National Stadium of Singapore.


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