Why We Want To Play Super Eagles In Friendly – Brazil FA

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The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) have decided to arrange a friendly between Brazil and the Super Eagles of Nigeria because of the high level quality game the former AFCON champions will afford the five-time World Cup winner.

This was according to former Brazil international and current Team Co-ordinator of the coach Tite-led side, Juninho Paulista.

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The friendly which was confirmed by the CBF on their verified Twitter handle, will come up on October 13, inside the 55,000 capacity Singapore National Stadium.

Aside facing the Eagles, Brazil will also take on the Teranga Lions of Senegal on October 10.

Juninho stated that the friendly was arranged against both Senegal and Nigeria following their impressive outings at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt, where they finished second and third respectively.

The 2002 FIFA World Cup winner, also said the games were fixed as a result of the arrangement made between the president of the organization (CBF) and the Brazilian National Technical Commission, to play against top 50 opponents of the FIFA ranking whenever possible.

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The Eagles are currently ranked 33rd while Senegal are 20th in the current FIFA ranking.

This will be the second time the Eagles will be facing Brazil at senior level.

In their first meeting which was a friendly in 2003 in Abuja, Brazil who paraded the likes of Ronaldinho, Dida and Belleti, won 3-0.

Gil, Luís Fabiano and Adriano were the scorers for Brazil in the victory.

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