Nigeria Face Brazil In High-Profile Friendly In October

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will confront record World Cup winners, Brazil in a high-profile and glamorous international friendly encounter in Singapore on 13th October.

The Selecao, who are ranked No. 2 in the world by FIFA (behind Belgium), are also billed to face Africa’s top-rated side Senegal (20th), three days earlier at the 55, 000 capacity National Stadium in Singapore.

The two matches were confirmed by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on its verified official Twitter handle on Tuesday.

It would be the first meeting between Nigeria and Brazil at senior level since the Selecao thrashed the Eagles 3-0 in Abuja 16 years ago in their first-ever meeting.

The match will more than serve as a tune-up for Nigeria, who will face Benin Republic and Lesotho in qualification matches for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in November.

Brazil are the reigning Copa America champions, after overcoming Peru in the final two months ago, while Nigeria (ranked 33rd by FIFA) finished in third place at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt in July.