Senegal, Nigeria get Brazil dates in Singapore

Senegal, Nigeria get Brazil dates in Singapore

by Nick Said

Tuesday Sep 17, 2019. 13:00

Brazil have confirmed two friendly matches against Senegal and Nigeria in the October FIFA international window, with both games to be played in Singapore.

The first game will be against 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finalists Senegal on October 10, the first time the two teams has clashed in senior international football.

The second will take place against Nigeria on October 13, and comes against the back-drop of Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr suggesting this week his side needed to face African opposition in the window in order to prepare for the Cup of Nations qualifiers in November.

His words now seem more pointed, though he will surely be happy to test his side against the South American giants.

It is the second meeting between Brazil and Nigeria after a 3-0 friendly win for the Samba stars in Abuja in 2003.

“We chose two of the best African teams because they are high level opponents,” Brazil Football Confederation official Juninho Paulista told the country’s association website.

“It was a wish of the technical commission. So we went after these opponents.”

Brazil defeated Cameroon in an international friendly last November after a lone goal from Everton star Richarlison, meaning they will play African opposition three times in 11 months.

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