Brazil Vs Nigeria Live Updates: Super Eagles battle Samba Boys in Singapore

Super Eagles. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of SUper Eagles]
Super Eagles. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of SUper Eagles]

All is now set for the high-profile friendly match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Samba Boys of Brazil.

This is the first meeting at senior level between both continental powerhouses since the 2003 friendly played in Abuja to open the then newly-built National stadium.

Sunday’s contest billed for the Singapore National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore, is coming 23 years after Nigeria, on their way to winning Africa’s first Olympic football gold, spanked the Selecao in the semi-final at the Athens Stadium in the State of Georgia, USA.

There has been no competitive tie between both countries’ senior teams since that memorable U23 match in Georgia, and Sunday’s session will test the character of the Nigerian side who are somewhat building a new team after a rash of retirements and injuries to key players.

Brazil last Thursday were forced to a 1-1 draw by Africa’s highest-ranked team, Senegal.

Coach Gernot Rohr’s men will be hoping for a good outing against the Samba Boys.

Stay with PREMIUM TIMES for the Live Updates.

Kickoff is 1.00 p.m.

Nigeria Starting XI:

Uzoho; Awaziem, Ajayi, Troost-Ekong, Collins; Aribo, Ndidi, Chukwueze, Iwobi, Simon; Osimhen

Starting Line up
Starting Line up

We are set for the game… National anthems of both teams rendered


Brazil get the game underway


Brazil putting Nigeria on the backfoot in the early exchanges


Firmino tries a shot, but it goes slightly off-target

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Good shot by Osimhen… That was close


Collins with a hurriedly taken cross, Emerson with an easy catch for Brazil


Neymar leaves the pitch for Coutinho, the superstar appears injured


This is a very young Super Eagles side with an average age in the team of 24 years of age.


Iwobi tries a shot but effectively blocked by the Brazilians


The Super Eagles are pressing back now after an initial slow start


Uzoho makes a save as Gabriel Jesus tries to head in the ball


Thirty minutes gone Brazil 0-0 Nigeria


Another save .. Firminho with a shot from close range but Uzoho makes another save


Water break for both teams


GOALLLL!! Aribo gives Nigeria the lead


Ndidi fires from long range but Ederson gathers well. The Super Eagles buoyed with their goal now.


Gabriel Jesus goes close for Brazil but forces a corner as Tite’s men look to claw a way back here.


Free kick as Moses Simon brings down Casemerio


Coutinho with the free-kick but it is off-target


Osimhen looks the business for Nigeria today. Always busy and causing problems for the Brazil rear-guard. No surprise he’s the current top scorer in France.


Half Time Brazil 0-1 Nigeria


We are back for the second half


The Super Eagles get the game back underway


Goal… Casemerio gives Brazil the equaliser


The Real Madrid star scores off a rebound… His third goal in seven games


Ndidi makes a desperate clearance as the Brazilians are looking to get another goal


Great save by Uzoho again.. Quick reaction by the keeper to deny Gabriel Jesus


New entrant Richarlison already causing the Super Eagles defense headaches


Another corner kick for Brazil who are gradually imposing themselves in this game


CHANCE! Casemerio almost gets another goal but his header rattles the crossbar


Uzoho appears injured after an awkward landing


Firmino out for Gabriel B


Uzoho stretched out as Maduka Okoye is given a debut with Nigeria


Another water break for both teams as it is quite humid here


Awaziem makes a block as Ricardlison comes close again for Brazil

Bra-v-Nga Credit Allfootball.com
Bra-v-Nga Credit Allfootball.com

Onuachu comes in for Victor Osimhen


Bonaventure comes in for Moses Simon


Ramon Azeez comes in for the tired Alex Iwobi


Semi Ajayi makes a crucial block as Coutinho comes close to scoring for Brazil


Chukwueze fires from close range but Emerson makes a point-blank save


Ndidi gets a yellow card


Peter Olayinka in for Samuel Chukwueze


Five minutes added time


Aribo brought down by Thiago Silva


Full-time Brazil 1-1 Nigeria


 

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