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Flying Eagles must fight against history

16 May 2013, 10:01Augustine Asayande

Abuja - Nigeria faces a seemingly formidable task in the Toulon tournament having been drawn in a group alongside teams it has a poor record against.

The Flying Eagles, who are also in a pool with Brazil and 2013 World Cup rivals Portugal, kick off their campaign in the Toulon tournament on May 29 against defending champions Mexico.

They battle world champions Brazil on June 4 followed by the final group game is against Portugal on June 6.

After the Toulon tournament, the World Cup looms in the distance.

Coincidentally the Flying Eagles will open their World Cup quest on June 21 in Kayseri against the Portuguese.

The last time the sides met, Nigeria lost 2-0 in Panama.

Portugal went on to reach the World Cup final, where they lost to Brazil.

Nigeria are in Group A with United States, Colombia, Congo DRC, France and South Korea.

The final group winners play in the final on June 8 with the runners-up battling for the third-place medal.

- CAJ News


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