The Super Eagles of Nigeria will face their Brazilian counterparts in an international friendly in Singapore on October 13.
This much was revealed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Tuesday, with the football house adding that it is also seeking an African opposition.
The Eagles were picked as a worthy opponent by the Brazil Football Federation because they are ranked among the best two teams in Africa and also for their physical football.
The Selecao will first confront the Teranga Lions of Senegal on October 10 at the same venue – the National Stadium, Singapore.
“We are happy to have sealed this encounter with Brazil, the five-time champions of the world,” said NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi in a statement.
“It is not everyday that you get to Brazil, and I think it is very good for our young team.
“The Nigeria Football Federation must also commend Eurodata Sport, our FIFA –licensed Match Agent, for pulling this off.
“Having said that, the focus now is on getting an African team for the Super Eagles as a second match for the FIFA window in October, ahead of their 2021 AFCON qualifying matches in November.”
The last time Nigeria faced Brazil, the Eagles lost 3-0 at the National Stadium in Abuja, with Gil, Luís Fabiano and Adriano getting the goals.