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International Friendly: Brazil coach to players, watch out for Iwobi

Everton forward, Alex Iwobi has been singled out as the player to watch out for when Brazil tackles Nigeria’s Super Eagles in Sunday’s international friendly in Singapore.

Brazil wary of Iwobi
Iwobi in action for the Eagles at the Nations cup in Egypt

 

Brazil assistant coach Cleber Xavier described the ex-Arsenal player as the team’s danger man in an interview with BBC.

“At Nigeria, Iwobi plays more of an inside role as a second striker than at Everton,” Xavier told the BBC.

“He is the link in the counter-attack, drags opponents out of position and infiltrates well in the box.

“Nigeria defend less than Senegal. The Senegalese are more about positioning with Gueye marking strongly.”

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Nigeria’s only previous meeting with the Selecao also came in 2003, when goals from Gil, Luis Fabiano and Adriano Leite resulted in a 0-3 defeat for the Super Eagles in Abuja.

 

 

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