Brazil Eye Senegal And Nigeria For October Double-header In Singapore
By Iwedi Ojinmah 2 months ago
South American Champions, Brazil will play against Senegal and Nigeria at the National Stadium of Singapore, on the 10th and 13th according to an inside source at 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 (below) 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, the top African team in the FIFA Ranking, the 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. The first was in 2003, (below) with a 3-0 Brazilian victory in Abuja, the Nigerian capital. Gil, Luís Fabiano and Adriano scored the goals for the Seleção.
Jay Jay Okocha, despite the loss, thrilled both the fans in Abuja and the Brazilian team who hailed him after the game.
The opposing teams come from good results in 2019. Senegal and Nigeria finished second and third respectively in the June and July African 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 chose 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 - commented the Coordinator of the Team, Juninho Paulista.
Under coach Tite, Brazil faced only one African team. In November 2018, with a goal from Richarlison, defeated Cameroon. The match was held in Milton Keynes, England, and marked the season's 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.