December 2, 2022



Nigeria’s Tremendous Eagles battle Ronaldo’s Portugal on November 17

The Nigeria Soccer Federation and Federação Portuguesa de Futebol have signed a proper settlement for the Tremendous Eagles and A Seleção to conflict in a status senior group pleasant on the Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon on Thursday, 17th November.

Portugal can be led by five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, simply the most effective footballers the world has ever seen, whereas the Tremendous Eagles can be led on the fore by Italy-based ahead Victor Osimhen, rising to be one of the vital deadly strikers in world soccer.

Nigeria’s Tremendous Eagles have received the Africa Cup of Nations on three events (in addition to Olympic males’s soccer gold, silver and bronze) whereas Portugal received her first continental trophy (Euro Championship) in France in 2016, defeating host France 1-0 after further time on the Stade de France. As hosts, A Seleção misplaced the Euro Championship remaining to Greece in 2004.

Already billed to play 2019 African champions Algeria in Oran on 27th September, the encounter with Portugal is one other ace by the Amaju Pinnick administration, which has enabled high-end worldwide friendlies for the Tremendous Eagles and different Nigeria Nationwide Groups over the previous eight years.

Prior to now, the Tremendous Eagles have performed in opposition to five-time world champions Brazil, Argentina, England, Ukraine, Senegal, Mexico, Serbia, Poland, Cameroon, Czech Republic, Tunisia, Ecuador, Democratic Republic of Congo and Mali.

The match with Portugal would be the first conflict at senior males stage for each international locations, although final 12 months summer season, the Tremendous Falcons and the Senior Ladies Group of Portugal fought out an exciting 3-3 draw within the USWNT Summer time Collection in Houston, Texas, USA.

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It can be recalled that in 1989, Portugal’s U20 boys defeated Nigeria’s U20 boys 2-0 within the remaining of the FIFA World Youth Championship (now FIFA U20 World Cup finals) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The Estádio José Alvalade is a pure grass facility that holds 50,000 spectators, and is residence venue for Sporting Clube de Portugal.