The match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Brazil national team have been confirmed along with the time and venue for the event. It has been scheduled to take place on the 13th of October at the Singapore National Stadium at 5am Nigerian time.
Brazil will take on Teranga Lions of Senegal before the clash against Super Eagles.
Confirming both games, the coordinator Brazil national team Juninho Paulista admitted that Senegal (20th of FIFA Ranking) and Nigeria (33rd) are two of Africa’s best teams today and will good oppositions for the Selecao during October FIFA window.
Brazil played the Super Eagles for the first time in 2003 at the Abuja Stadium, the Selecao defeated Nigeria 3-0, Gil, Luís Fabiano and Adriano scored the goals of the triumph.
As for Senegal, it would be the first-ever meeting between the two teams. Senegal and Nigeria finished second and third respectively in the June and July African Cup of Nations. The choice is in line with the concept established between the president of the organization and the Brazilian National Technical Commission, to play against top 50 opponents of the FIFA ranking whenever possible.
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 – commented the Coordinator of the Team, Juninho Paulista.