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Tite Names Neymar, Firmino, Coutinho In Crack Brazil Squad For Super Eagles Clash

Brazil head coach Tite has named a 23-man squad for the Selecao’s international friendly match against the Super Eagles of Nigeria billed to hold on October 13 at the National Stadium, Singapore, Completesports.com reports.

Top on the list is Paris Saint-Germain of France forward, Neymar: Liverpool star, Roberto Firmino, Gabriel Jesus who plays for Manchester City in the English Premier League and Bayern Munich midfielder, Phlippe Coutinho.

Other big names listed by Tite are highly rated defenders; Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Alex Sandro and Danillo.

Liverpool midfielder, Fabinho, Casemiro who plays for Real Madrid and Barcelona’s Arthur are also part of the squad.

Number one goalkeeper, Alisson Becker who is still recuperating from anninjiry he picked up while in action for Liverpool misses out with Manchester City goalie, Ederson, Weverton and Santos the three goal tenders in the squad.

The game against the Super Eagles will be the first meeting between both side’s since 2003. The Selecao defeated the West Africans 3-0 in a friendly at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja in 2003.

The five-time world champions will face the Teranga Lions of Senegal three days earlier before the clash with the Super Eagles.

Tite’s 23-Man Brazil Squad For Senegal, Super Eagles Clash

Ederson, Waverton, Santos

Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Alex Sandro, Danillo, Dani Alves, Renan Lodi, Eder Militao, Rodrigo Ciao

Casemiro, Fabinho, Phillipe Coutinho, Arthur, Lucas Paqueta, Matheus Henrique

Neymar, Roberto Firmino, Richarlison, Everton, Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Barbosa

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • C-R-A-Z-Y! Simply Crazy!! This is the most high-profile match the SE or Rohr would play. The ultimate test. We need to play with our best legs. No questionable invitations oo. If we can pull off a good result, it might be as good as a World Cup Q/F win.

    • Uncle Kel,

      I share in your excitement and can hardly wait until October 13.

      That said (and I am sure you know this), we should not be overly carried away because – at the end of the day – it is ‘just’ a friendly match ; albeit against a high profile opposition.

      But we are used to playing against elite oppositions aren’t we?

      We played England, Argentina, Egypt and our under 23 defeated Brazil’s under 23 not that long ago.

      However, yes, your statement is factually correct: this is the most high profile (friendly) match the Super Eagles would play to date under the German.

      And I am also super excited because I think Rohr has developed a squad that is capable of holding its own against any opposition on the planet.

      The likes of Osimhen, Aribo, Chukwueze, Iwobi, Musa, Uzoho, Ajayi and Ndidi are all exciting players who would relish the opportunity to boost their own profiles against such a high calibre opposition.

      That said, I will be using this match to see whether Rohr has identified and is addressing obvious flaws that still pervade this his ‘new look’ ‘ever improving (I hope)’ Super Eagles outfit.

      Flaws like:

      – defensive frailties: of late, almost all of our center defenders have shown tendencies to switch off. The lack the ability to concentrate fully for 90 minutes while all 3 of them (Balogun, Omeruo and Ekong) have the odd mistake or two.
      Has Rohr noticed? What will he do?

      – goalkeeping: Uzoho was commendable against Ukraine but that doesn’t mask the fact that our goalkeeping department remains suspect.

      Why? I don’t think Uzoho is the finished article and options available aren’t viable.

      The invitation of Maduka Okoye does show intent but not using him at all doesn’t go far enough.

      – defensive midfield: Ndidi is an expert tackler while Etebo is a ball winner yet, both of them do not always demonstrate high level vision, imagination or invention to make something happen from deep.

      Is Aribo the solution to this? If so, who else? Can Etebo and Ndidi be up-skilled?

      – attacking midfield: are we convinced that we have 2 players who can inject spark and creativity in the attacking midfield position?

      – substitutions: will the invited players who aren’t starters be substituted in, in a meaningful manner?

      – games management : will Rohr’s in-game decisions show that he has learnt lessons from previous matches like the Argerntine or Algeria losses?

      I think the future is bright, but it can be much brighter and that depends on one man: Mr Gernot Rohr.

      • Sure @deo. SE tend to up the ante, bring up their A-game when taking on powerhouses in football friendlies (The 1-0 win against France, 4-2 win against Argentina, and 2-1 win against Poland comes to mind).

        The name, Brazil may not be as intimidating like in the past, but I don’t think there’s a deadlier trio in the world currently than Neymar, Firminho and Gabriel Jesus in one team. Seeing how they wreck opposing teams in their leagues week in, week out at PSG, Liverpool and Man City makes the match more interesting.

        Sadly, while Brazil parades 2 beasts between the posts in the person of Liverpool’s Allison Becker and Man City’s Ederson, our goalkeeping department is just about SE’s biggest frailty at the moment – as you’ve pointed out. Honestly, I still don’t see what Ezenwa is doing in that team. I don’t even rate him ahead of Afelokhai and don’t consider him the best in the NPFL. I’m tempted to believe Ezenwa has a very powerful godfather in the sports circle. Maduka Okoye and Sebastian Osigwe should be the ones deputizing and pushing Francis Uzoho. Like Akpeyi, Ezenwa should be made to leave the stage for now until further notice.

        I’m also hoping Simon Moses’s and Anderson Esiti’s slot will be taken up by more exciting, vibrant and skillful players. Simon Moses used to be good, but I think he’s simply tired. Or he needs some time to adapt to the new pace and pattern of the team.

        Upfront, we need hungrier strikers to compete with Osimhen. And Chukwueze needs to start playing for the team, not Chukwueze United FC. Looking forward to having Omeruo back (although he too can get calamitous sometimes). Ajayi didn’t inspire much confidence last time.

        Hopefully, we have a few new faces this time, invitation sent out early and same with preparation. At least, Rohr should try to include Ebere Eze and Sheyi Ojo (And if possible, Chuba Akpom and Haruna Lookman) – in addition to the new kids, Aribo, Dennis, Okoye etc.

        SE hardly loses friendlies against the big names. Brazil is not likely to be different. We have the resources, only if we can find them all wherever they are in the world and couple them properly together into a well-oiled machine. Then we’ll be good to go!

        • Nkemjikapj 5 years ago

          All these points you are stating doesn’t make Nigeria equal to Brazil both man for man or overall team quality..
          Yes..if we bring our A-game to the table we can pull off a surprise..but not trying to name players as if they can be anywhere close to this Brazilian squad
          Like Thierry Henry said, The Brazilians are born with football

        • Pompei 5 years ago

          So far, na real CHUKWUEZE UNITED wey the young man dey play for. In fact, they need to put CHUKWUEZE UNITED on his Nigeria jersey, so all can know who he is really playing for. I would have laughed, but in truth, it is not funny at all! His abundant skill and pace has been seriously hampered by this incredible selfish streak. Several times against Ukraine, you could see Osimhen’s frustration with Chukwueze. Scoring goals is fine, but assists are also very good! Chukwueze has the skills and the pace to get behind most defenders in the world. Do that and put a cross in the box, please!
          Also, Etebo may be a nice ball winner, but when you win the ball and present it back to the opponent with a faulty pass, where is the advantage in that? I don’t mean to pick on Etebo, who I regard as one of our best players, but I just wanted to illustrate the need for all in the team to KEEP IMPROVING. Keep adding to their existing skills set. Etebo for instance will increase his market value if he gets better at taking free kicks. Perhaps more time can be spent on the training ground accomplishing this?
          Against Brazil, I expect our boys to play with all seriousness and with EYES OPEN. 100% focus for 90 mins. No passing the ball casually in front of your box! Brazil have players that will swiftly punish errant passes near our danger area. Instead of trying to play like Barcelona, let’s be pragmatic. When in doubt, clear this ball out of sight! Close the spaces, so the Brazilians have no room to operate. This is the key to a good result for us. Brazil thrive on space, and if you let them have it, you will be on the wrong end of a shellacking. And let’s endeavor to take our chances when they come. If we surprise Brazil with 2 quick goals in the first ten minutes, is that a bad thing? That will demoralize them.
          This match is a great opportunity for Nigeria. Hopefully, we can come up with the performance required to keep mighty Brazil at bay, and announce ourselves to the rest of the world.

      • Patrick 5 years ago

        Instead of esiti he should invite Ramon azzez who has against Barcelona few minutes ago.

  • Neymer, firmino. coutiuho, Jesus, aaah oro o ohhhh

    • Pompei 5 years ago

      The 10-shun is much, I agree. I dey shake here too. But we can do this! It is difficult, but not impossible!

    • Omo9ja 5 years ago

      Ahahaha. This is serious oooo. You are calling on oro oooo before the match but on that day what would you be saying? Ahahaha. Maybe you will be dancing to customer dahadani lolz. I’m still laughing o. Cabals, are you watching ba? God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Diuto Nwachukwu 5 years ago

    My bodi dey shake O… Oga Rohr you dey see wetin I dey seee ok now…. Till then!

    • Omo9ja 5 years ago

      Ahahaha. This is serious oooo. You are calling on oro oooo before the match but on that day what would you be saying? Ahahaha. Maybe you will be dancing to customer dahadani lolz. I’m still laughing o. Cabals, are you watching ba? God bless Nigeria!!!

      • Omo9ja 5 years ago

        Sorry for the 1st comment. I didn’t mean to send it to you.

        However, Oga why your body dey shake pępęrępę? Lol. I beg, make you na take am easy ooo.

        Why are you guys getting scared now? Now you people are seeing what I’m seeing now?

        You shouldn’t be scared if we have what it takes. We have players but NFF are playing politics with our football. That is the fact. We need a sound coach period. God bless Nigeria!!!!

  • Christopeher Okeke 5 years ago

    This are names my people.. This days names dnt play football.. With total determination and team spirit believe me we will pull a good result on that day if our rohr will invite all our best leg… Ask Real Madrid what happened to them… I must tell you that it is a cracker but we wil see how it goes… The players will play for pride

    • The eagles I know is ever ready, bring it on!!!!! #soarsupereagles!! #teamnaijastrong!

  • josh &amos 5 years ago

    Nigeria una dey see.Dey’ve got no selection issues or problems unlike us.By d time dey beat us 5-0 maybe Rohr will go and Emenalo, Left back in 94 squad and Chelsea ass.coach & sporting director will come in.Wait 4 Nigeria squad Onuachu…etc in fact I don tire.

    • Adisboy 5 years ago

      So since according to you we select the likes of Onuachu, please suggest the players out there that are tearing up the their leagues which are not being called?

  • Victor 5 years ago

    Why are we always afraid of names? Are they not human beings? Were  Neyma, coutinho, Alison Baker and casemiro not in Nigeria for U17 WC in 2009? That Brazilian team didn’t make any impact. This shows that you can be as good as you want to be with focus and dedication. Our players too can aspire to be the best. It boils down to mindsets of hardwork not an attitude of fear for fellow human being!

    • Adisboy 5 years ago

      Old why the hell do you mention U17 football when all the players were amateurs? Abeg, are telling me that Neyma, Coutinho,etc are at the same level they were when the were 17? Even can you compare a Chukwueze of 2015 with a Chukwueze of 2019? That is not a valid reference. It’s a bit like saying since Nigeria on the U17 World Cup, the players in that team can win the Senior World Cup. Make no sense.

    • Nkemjikapj 5 years ago

      They aren’t just names…They are stars and they are Brazilians.Stay woke and stop getting carried away with some few upcoming talents in the Eagles team..for we to pull off any surprise,we need to play at 150% and hope the Brazilians aren’t at their best

  • What if it’s a world cup game, is this how we will keep lamenting and shivering because of the big names? It’s only a game and Brasil know what they are coming against in the SE. Moreover they rate us high and we must take the name to them the way we did against Ukrain. I’m sure it will be an exciting game, i only pray for an injury free Super Eagles squad, I’m sure Rohr will call our best legs as he reckons.

  • the game to them.

  • Victor 5 years ago

    Still talking about the the u17 WC of 2009 in Nigeria. It is unbelievable that players such as Isco, Ike munier, Alvaro morata, sergi roberto, Sarabia of psg, mario gortze, stegen (Barcelona gk), Leno, xakha and mustafi of arsenal, park song of Tottenham graced the tournament 

  • @victor okey oooooh

  • Have they got 2 heads? Inferiority complex is our main problem.

    • Dipsy 5 years ago

      It is not about inferiority, it is about Brazil fielding a good squad to play the super eagles in the friendly,this show how important the match is for both teams. It is a plus in accessing our team strength.

  • matsho 5 years ago

    Believe me,our boys always give their best in a game like this.

  • Olusegun. B 5 years ago

    Looking at the names and the preparation of t he Brazilian team shows how serious they want to play SE
    It’s good to see such names .
    Well what I can say is that I don’t know why people should be afraid of the names . Nigeria also have lots of players , it’s all about picking re best for this match . I told someone that preparing for a match like this should be taken seriously. For instance, what do you think will happen in the future should SE meet Brazil in the final of the world cup . How do they pre pa re should they want to win the world cup . If not Brazil, what if it’s Germany,Italy,france , Spain or , Argentina how do I prepare for such a match . How do u intend to win a world. Cup assuming you meet a tram such as this . Nigeria betrer change its mentality and think positively and progressively because that day is getting closer. Brazil is giving us an opportunity
    Let’s make it count .
    To the coach. Gernot Rohr, one issue I have with him is his attitude towards the team he’s handling esp when it comes to handling SE. Look at the friendly match against Ukraine , he had 000℅ opportunity to win that match only to lose some points to the opponent. This was the same mentality he exhibited against Argentina . Losing at the last minute only to be laying some bullshit defence mechanism against Argentina. There’s a saying that the best lone of defence is to attack and Rohr has been making SE to loose points and defeats in high quality matches inspite the fact that he’s got an array of skillful players who can go to to toe with the beat in the world. Someone’s betrer let h know that . Nigeria is in the same class as Brazil and should acting it.

    • Nkemjikapj 5 years ago

      “In the same class as Brazil” for your mind…Stay woke. ..We are getting there…but being in the same class is fools paradise

  • O mehhh,see squade!!!

  • As good as your write up was but the last paragraph was totally out of it. How has Rohr makes Nigeria to loose big matches? This same Rohr coach Nigeria to win a friendly match against that Argentina u mentioned. Don’t know why Nigerians like to panic for everything. Brazil will always name their best squad for every match even if they want to play Haiti, remember is not only Nigeria they want to play they are playing Senegal too. The worst thing is either they beat us or we beat them or we draw. Pls enough of all these noise it is just a friendly

  • abdul andah 5 years ago

    Sheyi OJO has made it cleared emphatically to the world that he will fancy a chance to switch an allegiance and start playing for Nigeria… but since then nothing really has been done yet. I don’t think the technical department of NFF is really working so far. Why this guy’s papers hasn’t been completed along with the likes of Ademola LOOKMAN and eberechi EZE of Queens park rangers? is it when England has capped these aforementioned guys that we will now be lamenting? if you watch rangers vs feyenoord yesterday you will understand better.
    Come to think of it, Player like OJO is far better than that Overrated Simon Moses who couldn’t completed one successful dribble rather, came in along with that HEAVEY Esiti,and spoilt the work Aribo, iwobi, ETEBO and others has laboured for against Ukraine.
    someone should make Rohr and NFF understand that the super eagles need those three players mentioned…in order to make other players be on their toes while playing for Nigeria.
    we should forget about Tammy Abraham because getting him to play for us this time that he is performing very well under English legendary ex-player cum coach (lampard) is far far fetch considering their sentiment, Tammy cannot even mention it that he will like to switch if he does, his position in Chelsea automatically becomes a threat like what Paul clement of then Swansea coach did to him prior to world cup

  • Ololo 5 years ago

    If we had played similar friendly games like the ones we are having now we would have defeated Argentina in Russia 2018 world cup.
    The boys then weren’t exposed to facing major world football playing countries..
    Don’t tell me we played Argentina before going for world cup. I know that but remember we won and I know the losing sides in friendly games learn more lessons than the side that won the game so Argentina were better prepared and knew where to bring us down..

    I see us playing more hotter friendly games before next year world.. I wish we play Germany soon. I would personally want to see how rohn reacts playing his country of origin, but in all this is a welcome development.

    Finally I just saw someone made mention of players like Neymar, gozke, xhaka and the rest who all came down to Nigeria to play in u 17 world cup 2009 then I wonder how many of the players from our team who won silver went ahead to greater heights.
    It’s very sad none of that team made it far. This shows how foolish Nigeria have been all this while playing overage players, desperate to win at all cost for getting the law of karma.. Many fail to remember Brazil with Neymar didnt even make it past the group stage..
    What a waste of resources.
    I use to be a lover of John obuh back then cos all of his team usually do well in age grade competition but when you look deeper you realize the only player from all his team that made it to super eagles is semi ajahi that he even dropped from his team for his last u20 squad.. That coach should be held responsible for our past failures.

    • Ayphillydegreat 5 years ago

      Omeruo, Onazi, Azeez and Ajagun all played for Nigeria in that tournament and they’ve gone  on to appreciable achievements in their own ways. Apart from Ajagun who plays regularly in Belgium but never get a call up to the SuperEagles Omeruo, Onazi and Azeez have all played or are still part of the SuperEagles set up. Although only Omeruo remains relevant. Having three or four players from that team currently playing at the top level is not bad for our football considering the state of our infrastructures. 

  • Soccer critic 5 years ago

    It’s a welcome development to have Brazil full squad, that’s the only way to know who ready we are to deal with best teams around the world . I believe the super eagles will prove something because this young lads are very desperate to bring Nigeria to the top of world rankings once again. Good luck super eagles, win the game and make us proud.

    • Nkemjikapj 5 years ago

      Stop putting unnecessary pressure on yourself…Brazil isn’t Argentina

      • Soccer critic 5 years ago

        If you don’t believe in yourself, you can’t win a big game. Simple mathematics

  • Pompei 5 years ago

    This is the same Brazil that Peru beat one nil a couple of weeks ago. And they beat Brazil at home, in front of their fans. We just have to get on the field and play this football. Yes, it is an uphill task. We are playing arguably one of the best teams in the world. The only two teams I rate higher than Brazil in world football are Holland and Belgium. So yes, we are in for a tough, tough match. But we can get a good result. What we must not do is beat ourselves mentally. Win the match in your head, then go and win the match on the pitch. If we play Brazil the way we played Ukraine in the first half, Neymar and co may be in for a nasty surprise. However, if we don’t play for 90 mins, and allow our concentration and focus to drop, Brazil will BURY us. They have still not forgotten what we did to them in Atlanta 1996, and they will approach this game with vengeful agenda. Yes, they spanked us 3 nil in Abuja, but they wouldn’t mind dishing out another heavy hammering if the opportunity presents itself. We must not give any room for complacency and naivety, because Brazil will surely take advantage. Even if we are defeated, we must not be disgraced! If Peru can give Brazil a good game, so can we!

  • Omo9ja 5 years ago

    Chai…Chai…Chai….. the judgement is near. This squard is intimidating.
    Ah ah ah ah, what else Oga Rohr is going to say now?

    After the Ukraine match, he said Ukraine were superior and he wasn’t surprised about the result but this Brazilian team are way better than the Ukrainian team.

    I don’t know how is he going to give his players confidence to go all out and beat this team.

    Some of my colleagues are getting scared already lol. I was talking here yesterday but many of them were using abusive words against me.

    However, this is the best time to compete with the big teams around the world and I believe with God, game plan, right tactics and never say die Nigeria spirit, we can beat them.

    I’m not confident enough to say we will beat Brazil because I knew what we got in our disposals.

    If our Super Eagles can’t compete with the likes of Brazil, Italy, Germany, Holland and the rest of the big teams in the world confidently, that means coach Rohr should quit his job.

    Your last match showed how good you were. Even, if we score Brazil first, how Eagles would protect the lead and more so, what can they do differently in the second half against Brazil tactically?

    I’m pretty sure that the coach not used to different tactics in a single game. He have no choice this time around. He have to. Anyways, we should not be panicking before the match ooo my people.

    During the Westerhof,Jo Bonfrere Siasia era, we had fun and confidence whenever we were playing with the big teams but this time around is another story.

    None of us on this forum can say that will beat this Brazilian team confidently. It is a big concern.
    We have a good, young and solid team at the moment, all they need is encouragement from Mr. Rohr.

    Can he (coach Rohr) ask his team to go for the victory against Brazil? Let’s wait and see.

    Coach Rohr should avoid another embarrassment against Brazil. He can’t repeat what happened against madagascar in this year Afcon in Egypt. If that happens, coach Rohr, NFF and his fans should be responsible for it. No more excuses.

    Let’s face the reality of life against Brazil and we go from there. A word is enough for the wise. I’m a Nigerian and all I can say or do is prayer. Victory is ours.

    Once again, I wish our coach a good outing against Brazil. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • It’s always amazingly amazing anytime i read your comments here.

      During the Westerhof,Jo Bonfrere Siasia era, we had fun and confidence whenever we were playing with the big teams but this time around is another story.

      “None of us on this forum can say that will beat this Brazilian team confidently. It is a big concern”

      I just lifted the above lines from your comment which shows your naivity about football history… i have been watching football and following all the Nigerian national teams for a while now (i was at the National stadium with my big bros in August 1989, Nigeria Vs Angola when Sam Okwaraji slumped and died, i also escaped death cos of the stampede just by some whiskers), i just went down memory lane to let you know that atleast i have followed 9ja football since i was a kid and there has never been anytime we want to play the big teams and it was with fun and confidence (BIG LIE), even in Africa, Ghana, Algeria, Tunisia, Cameroon were all threats and we cannot confidently go into a match with Ghana beating our chest that we go hammer them.
      May i remind you just in case you have forgotten (go back and watch NIGERIA VS ZAMBIA, AFCON’94 final) the match was not a stroll in the pan for us, Zambia stood up to us even with their depleted team having lost an entire team in the air disaster just a year before.
      In conclusion, please don’t just come here and spew unverified statements, remember we have learned and well informed people here.
      God bless Obodo oja

  • Make una no dey fear . football has gone beyond that . SE will beat Brazil 2 zero

  • Omo0ja should be the Nigeria coach for this Brazil match. He knows so much about football.

    l bet he will laugh when Omo9ja see this appointment.

    • Omo9ja 5 years ago

      Funny you bro lol. Mba, I don’t want. You know what? Because of the cabals in NFF and on this forum, I won’t take the job.

      They won’t allow me to do my job. That is what is happening to coach Dennerby now. Coach Rohr is not ready for this kind of friendly match but NFF planned this friendly to diverting our attention from them. No way, it won’t work. EFCC and co are chasing NFF around because of corruption allegations putting against them. If you know you know bro. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • I_Stand_4_da_supereagles 5 years ago

    Inferior complex and absolute lack of appreciation of what you have !!
    Negative minded unworthy citizens of a blessed nation!!

    No bi this same Brazilian team with “big names” a certain Peru beat 1-0 most recently (tues 10 sept 2019) for Los Angeles …I watch the match live at the Collesium !!

    No bi Brazil collect 7 goals for FIFA World Cup match against Germany for their very own maracana studium !!!!

    Two event wey I wan recall here go retune our memory 
    1- a certain match between the Super Eagles against “Mighty” France in June 2009..I hope una still remember the result …
    The late Amodu led the likes of Osaze, Ikechukwu Uche, Kanu, akpala Joseph against the mighty star studded side with the likes of Patrick Vieri, Frank Ribery, Nicolas Anelka etc  
    I remember how some of us here dey Halla for kickoff website say we go carry basket pack goals go home !!!
    – absolute lack of sheer patriotism !!!
    2- a certain match between super eagles and Catalonia (2013)
    How Late Stephen keshi led a team of home-based and up-Coming lads (Onazi, Sunday Mba, Bright Dike, Kenneth Omeruo etc against the late Johan Cryuff’s final game in charge of the Catalonian football team, featuring stars like Pique, Xavi and Bojan, Segio B…most of them Na the mighty Barca players oooo
    Na so some of us dey shout say they go load us with trailer full of goals !!!
    Hope una still remember the result !!

    Let Brazil come !
    Bring them on
    What the Super Eagles recently did on Ukriane Na small thing !
    Una go see match come October 13 !!!

    Cheers to the positive-minded patriots !!!

  • Ayphillydegreat 5 years ago

    We don’t have to beat Brazil but they’re beatable. I’m looking forward to seeing how we approach the game and how we react to adversity. Anything is possible on the pitch of play, but I expect the SuperEagles to give a good account of themselves even in defeat. At least let’s see where we are against the best teams in world football. VAMOS ARRIBA SUPEREAGLES!!!!!!! 

    • Nkemjikapj 5 years ago

      This is the best comment I have read so far
      Yes…Peru beat them in their last match which gives them more momentum to come out hungrier against the Super Eagles…and if that match is replayed 10 times…Peru might not even see draw in the next 10.
      Brazil are beatable doesn’t mean super eagles would beat them…we just need to give the best performance that day and hope it would be enough to secure victory or a credible result.
      I am not a pessimist but a realist…I am overawed by some comments here as if Brazil is one team that was picked on the road

  • Omo9ja said and I quote ” Not everyone of us in this forum can confidently say Nigeria will beat Brazil” then my question is….which country in this world can boldly come out and say they will beat Brazil? The likes of Belgium, England, France , Germany Al the football power Houses can’t boldly say they can Beat Brazil..so make we hear word.

    • Soccer critic 5 years ago

      Omo9ja is right and i myself believe that Nigeria can win that match. Before you become a powerhouse of soccer nation or club you must belief yourself first , you must have a winning mindset and apply the same mentality during match days and when you pull the first surprise of winning a big game then the rest is history. Example of this is PSG now they’ve become a powerhouse because they believed themselves , believed their in project and they apply same mentality on the pitch. It won’t be a surprise to see them win champions league one day, so i believe Nigeria can have same positive mindset and pull surprises then other countries will respect us once again. Don’t forget 92,93,94,95 to 96 remember the mindset of those players and their mentalities. Will get there once again, up super eagles of Nigeria

      • Ayphillydegreat 5 years ago

        PSG has always been a household name in football for a very long time. Not just now and they invested heavily in the club over the last decade to be able to compete with the best and hope to win a champions league. Our current crop of players are not afraid of any team they can only respect the opponent. Our great team in the 90s never beat any big team on the big stage except at the Olympics which is an age grace tournament. So there’s no iota of truth in what you and Omo9ja are saying. In those days teams like Ghana, Cameroon, Zamba, Ivory Coast always gives us hard time and we never beat our chest that we’ll beat them anytime even when we have the best SuperEagles ever. 

        • Soccer critic 5 years ago

          I will agree with you about our young lads , but PSG has name because of the city it represents but a football powerhouse because they have passed through quater finals before despite big stars that passed through their club.
          In 90s, i dont really agree that we didn’t win countries because without the help of ref , we won the match against the likes Argentina and Italy. Pls take time and review those matches usa 94.

  • Can we beat Brazil? Yes. Will we beat Brazil? It depends on the whether the Super Eagles can move on from “business as usual”. The third quarter rear defence of a lead or a result.

    Its no secret that against Argentina at the world cup, against Algeria at AFCON and again against Ukraine, the Super Eagles took their foot off the pedal and decided to protect their lead. The wrong tactical changes were made and it cost us all three matches.

    A football match is not 60 minutes, it is 90 minutes and if we play as well as we can for 90 minutes, I’m sure we can match them. Having said that, this is a friendly and the coach will want to see how various players respond, so may make changes that will cost the match.

    One thing I cannot help but notice is how Brazil have selected their squad already and Nigeria will probably wait a further week plus to name ours. It shows how organized Brazilian football is (or is it how disorganized our football is?)

  • PapaFem 5 years ago

    Nigeria has options going forward, fantastic options. The major problem we are having now is that defence. They can be very complacent and easily lose concentration. If we can be very organized at the back, remain tight in the middle, giving the samba boys little or no time on the ball, Brazil will be in trouble.

    We have players who can give their defence real problems. I salivate anytime I see Chukwueze, Kalu, Osimhen, Iwobi and of late, Aribo, not forgetting Musa and Onyekuru doing their things for us

  • Soccer critic 5 years ago

    I will agree with you about our young lads , but PSG has name because of the city it represents but a football powerhouse because they have passed through quater finals before despite big stars that passed through their club.
    In 90s, i dont really agree that we didn’t win countries because without the help of ref , we won the match against the likes Argentina and Italy. Pls take time and review those matches usa 94.

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