Published: Thu, October 10, 2019
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Brazil holds first training session ahead of clash with Eagles

Brazil holds first training session ahead of clash with Eagles

Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi, William Troost Ekong, and others land in Singapore for Brazil worldwide friendly match.

Brazil themselves thought they had a penalty when keeper Gomis brought down Jesus inside the box, but the match official did not agree.

After lifting the Copa America title in July, Brazil has drawn 2-2 with Colombia and lost 1-0 to Peru.

Nigeria's Super Eagles have settled for massively built Fairmont Hotel in Singapore ahead of their friendly against Samba Boys of Brazil on Sunday.

Eder Militao could partner Thiago Silva in central defence if Marquinhos is rested, while Renan Lodi is in contention to make his global debut at left-back. "In the last three matches we could not play our best".

Veteran Dani Alves blamed the long flight and the jet lag for the poor performance.

Brazil coach Tite acknowledged that his team's performance was below par against Senegal, the second African team he has faced since he joined in 2016.

Much of the second-half in the energy-sapping conditions was played at a sluggish pace, but Mane went close to an 85th-minute victor when his 20-yard drive crashed against the post.

Although he failed to get on the scoresheet, it was still a big day for the 27-year-old, who became one of seven Brazilians to reach 100 caps.

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