International friendly: Brazil begin preparations for Super Eagles clash

Brazil national team
After being held by the Lions of Teranga on Thursday, coach Tite’s side has kicked off their training for Sunday’s showdown with the Super Eagles
Five-time world champions Brazil have started preparations for Sunday’s international friendly against Nigeria.

Roberto Firmino’s ninth-minute strike was erased by Famara Diedhiou’s penalty late in the first half as the South Americans were held to a 1-1 draw by Senegal on Thursday.

They face three-time African champions, Nigeria on Sunday as they continue their build-up for 2022 Fifa World Cup qualification campaign.

Coach Tite’s team went through their drills at National Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.

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Nigeria are facing Brazil for the second time ever at senior level, with their first meeting in 2003 ending in a 3-0 defeat at National Stadium, Abuja.

The tie is expected to strengthen Gernot Rohr’s side for November’s Africa Cup of Nations qualification fixtures with Benin Republic and Lesotho.