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2014 World Cup: Nigeria confirms friendlies against Scotland, USA and Greece

Published on: 14 April 2014
Stephen Keshi has confirmed friendlies against Scotland, Greece and the USA

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed that they will play pre-2014 World Cup friendlies against Scotland, the United States and Greece before they travel to Brazil for the tournament.

The Super Eagles will play Scotland in London on 28 May at Craven Cottage before flying to the United States where they will play Greece in Philadelphia on 3 June.

Nigeria will wrap up their preparations with another friendly against the United States on 7 June at the EverBank Field Stadium in Jacksonville.

The NFF insists there has been no change to their plans for the friendlies as the Super Eagles will open camp in London on 25 May and will travel to the United States on 29 May

"We have heard people talking about cancellation of the friendly with the Senior Team of USA. Sincerely, we don't know where that is coming from," NFF spokesman, Ademola Olajire said.

"For avoidance of doubt, the NFF and its Official FIFA Match Agent, Jairo Pachon of Eurodata Sport hereby re-confirm that the Super Eagles will regroup in London on Saturday, 25th May, play Scotland at the Craven Cottage ground of English Premiership side Fulham FC on Tuesday, 28th May and fly to the USA on Wednesday, 29th May.

"The African champions will play the Senior Team of Greece at the Philadelphia Union Stadium on 3rd June and then take on Team USA at the EverBank Field Stadium in Jacksonville on 7th June, before flying to Sao Paulo on 11th June."

Jairo Pachon of Eurodata Sport added: "The United States provide us with similar climate and time zones as we will encounter in Brazil and more importantly, provide us with world class facilities for both training and accommodation, for our players' comfort.

"This will give us the opportunity to provide the right atmosphere for our players as well as afford them quality training facilities ahead of the FIFA World Cup."

The friendly against the United States is meant to the Americans to test an African opponent before they take on Ghana at the World Cup.



This article has 6 comment(s), give your comment
  • nigga says:
    April 14, 2014 08:41 pm
    @jonathan, dat same chicken is still the african champions,that shld stick intO ur medulla oblongota, nitwit. !
  • Gash says:
    April 14, 2014 03:59 pm
    Do any of you know if the blackstars have any friendlies lined with a strong western European or south American teams? I'm worried will continue Playing mediocre teams before the commencement the tournament like we always do.
  • psycho man says:
    April 14, 2014 01:38 pm
    @good luck, black ass of ghana will be beaten by all its opponent in d group stage, mark my words loooools
  • ZG GH4LIFE says:
    April 14, 2014 01:02 pm
    Nigeria are back stabbers lol j/k, everything team got to do what they got to do to get out of group stage
  • kuukuphilly says:
    April 14, 2014 09:23 am
    USA is doing everything within her power to stop the black stars of Ghana.but u know wut,if is your's is your's no man woman or child can ever take it from you..
  • goodluck Jonathan says:
    April 14, 2014 11:27 am
    The chikens will be beaten hands down