Brazil ready for African double-header in Singapore


Brazil's Luis Fabiano hurdles John Utaka of Nigeria

Brazil’s Luis Fabiano hurdles John Utaka of Nigeria in a usually assembly between a dual countries that Brazil won 0-3 in Abuja in 2003

Brazil’s partner manager Cleber Xavier is awaiting a unrelenting exam when a five-times universe champions play their initial ever compare opposite Senegal.

Brazil will also face Nigeria for usually a second time as partial of a accessible double-header opposite African antithesis in Singapore.

“Senegal is a really good lerned and clever team,” Xavier told BBC Sport.

“They conceded few goals during a Africa Cup of Nations with engaging players like Sadio Mane and Idrissa Gueye.

“Ismaila Sarr on a wing is a actor of particular actions and in a centre M’Baye Niang plays as a pivot, a support actor for Sarr and Mane to feed off.

“It is a approach group that seeks Mane with a prolonged ball, a transition from counterclaim to conflict geared around him. It is a perfectionist team.”

Cameroon are a usually African side ever to have beaten Brazil, a 1-0 feat in a 2003 Confederations Cup.

Nigeria’s usually prior assembly with a Selecao also came in 2003, when goals from Gil, Luis Fabiano and Adriano Leite resulted in a 0-3 better for a Super Eagles in Abuja.

This time around, Alex Iwobi has been picked out as Nigeria’s risk man.

“At Nigeria, Iwobi plays some-more of an inside purpose as a second striker than during Everton,” pronounced Xavier.

“He is a couple in a opposite attack, drags opponents out of position and infiltrates good in a box.

“Nigeria urge reduction than Senegal. The Senegalese are some-more about positioning with Gueye imprinting strongly.”

Fresh from winning this year’s Copa America, Brazil devise to use a games to devise for a start of World Cup gift that starts in March.

“These dual friendlies and a dual Nov friendlies will concede us to exam new players and to adjust and tweak some tactical sum in conflict and defense,” explained Xavier.

“We did this in a credentials for a Copa America. We succeeded in a design of winning and did so unbeaten. Every time a qualifiers turn some-more difficult. It is a really tough competition. Last time we competent with 4 rounds to go, that was a good achievement.”

Brazil play Senegal on 10 Oct before a strife with Nigeria on 13 October.