Friendly: Super Eagles Book October Date With Brazil

South American Champions, Brazil will play against Senegal and Nigeria at the National Stadium of Singapore, on the 10th and 13th according to the Brazilian Football Federation.
Senegal and Nigeria, two of Africa's main forces today, will be the opponents of the Brazilian National Team at the October FIFA Dates. 

The National Stadium of Singapore, reopened in 2014 with a capacity of 55,000 fans, will be the venue of the clashes scheduled for the 10th and 13th respectively.
On October 10, 2019, the Brazilian National Team will play their first ever game against Senegal. Best African team in the FIFA Ranking, Senegalese are in the 20th position on the placement.
Three days later, on October 13, Brazil and Nigeria (33rd in the FIFA Ranking) face off on the same pitch. It will only be the second major squad match against the Super Eagles. 
The first was in 2003, with a 3-0 Brazilian victory in Abuja, the Nigerian capital. Gil, Luís Fabiano and Adriano scored the goals for the Seleção
The opposing teams come from good results in 2019. Senegal and Nigeria finished second and third respectively in the June and July Africa 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 choose 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''

 - Statement by the Coordinator of the Team, Juninho Paulista.
Under Coach Tite, Brazil faced only one African team. In November 2018, with a goal from Richarlison, to overcome Cameroon. The match was held in Milton Keynes, England, and marked the calendar end for the team.
This will be the second pass of the Brazilian National Team through the refurbished National Stadium of Singapore. In October 2014, also in a friendly period, Brazil defeated Japan 4-0, with four goals from Neymar, for an audience of approximately 51,000 people.

By Olamide Oyetunji

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