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Super Eagles To Play International Friendly Against Brazil In October

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Nigeria will play Brazil in an international friendly in October, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed.

The Super Eagles will get a chance to avenge the 3-0 defeat they suffered at the hands of the Selecao 16 years ago when both teams last met.

Gernot Rohr's men will play the South American footballing giants in their next game after playing out an entertaining 2-2 draw against Ukraine during the last international break.

For Brazil, it will be a tune-up game as they try to get in shape for the South American zone’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

“We are happy to have sealed this encounter with Brazil, the five-time champions of the world. It is not every day that you get to Brazil, and I think it is very good for our young team," NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, said.

“The Nigeria Football Federation must also commend Eurodata Sport, our FIFA–licensed Match Agent, for pulling this off. Having said that, the focus now is on getting an African team for the Super Eagles as a second match for the FIFA window in October, ahead of their 2021 AFCON qualifying matches in November.”

The friendly match will hold at the national stadium of Singapore on October 13 a month before Super Eagles begin their 2021 AFCON qualifier.

Nigeria will host the Squirrels of Benin Republic on November 14 before flying to Maseru for a day two encounter with the Crocodiles of Lesotho on November 19.