Brazil National Team arrive to play Senegal and Nigeria in Singapore


Brazilian star, Neymar, on Thursday afternoon made history following his side's worldwide friendly 1-1 draw with Senegal at the Singapore Stadium.

Roberto Firmino opened the scoring for Brazil after eight minutes when he ran on to a pass from Gabriel Jesus and chipped the ball past goalkeeper Alfred Gomis from close range.

The 27-year-old is Brazil's third-highest goalscorer of all time and now sits just one strike behind legendary frontman Ronaldo.

Having come from behind to draw 2-2 with Colombia and lost 1-0 to Peru during the previous global break, Brazil's failure to defeat Senegal will no doubt lead to an increase in the pressure on Tite.

To represent the Selecao are players whose club commitment ended on Saturday while the rest who played for their respective clubs late yesterday will start their trip to the Far East this morning.

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The ticket for the much anticipated friendly match between Brazil and Nigeria costs between $29 and $299 (N10,150 and N104, 650).

"I am not trying to find excuses, we could have done better, but it is a trip that wears us out", he said.

Xavier feels Nigeria and Senegal provide a stiff challenge for the five time world champions, ahead of their 2022 Fifa World Cup qualification campaign.

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.