Super Eagles: Neymar leads Samba Boys’ training session as friendly suffers setback

Neymar and his Brazil teammates limbering up at Kallang Football Hub yesterday afternoon. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar and his Brazil teammates yesterday intensified their training ahead of their friendly game against the Super Eagles of Nigeria billed for Sunday, October 13 at the National Stadium in Singapore.

The five time world champion who would face Senegal tomorrow October 10, before the game against Nigeria.

Other top stars including Gabriel Jesus and Ederson who arrived late on Monday, joined others such as Neymar’s Paris Saint-Germain duo of Thiago Silva and, Marquinhos, Liverpool duo Roberto Firmino and Fabinho; Lucas Paqueta, Casemiro, Philippe Coutinho and Eder Militao in yesterday’s session at Kallang Football Hub.

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Real Madrid duo of Eder Militao and Carlos Casemiro and Alex Iwobi’s Everton teammate Richarlison also joined the session.

Above: Neymar and his Brazil teammates limbering up at Kallang Football Hub yesterday afternoon. Left: Forward Richarlison posing for a wefie with fans as he departs the team's hotel.
Forward Richarlison posing for a wefie with fans as he departs the team’s hotel.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

The much-anticipated international friendly match may be called off at the last minutes unless  the London-based organisers, Pitch International, is able to sort out travelling arrangement.

The players and Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) delegation including the technical and backroom staff were yet to be issued necessary travelling documents including visas.

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“The organisers of the match which is Pitch International  actually messed up the invitation letter particularly for those expected to come from Nigeria  and that  was why the Nigerian delegation was unable to travel  on Tuesday,” an official who pleaded anonymity informed NationSport.

“Due to this fact, the Nigerian delegation did not receive their visas which they should have received on Monday or latest Tuesday because they were expected to depart for Singapore by 6:00pm on Tuesday.

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“Now, we have difficulties because without visas nobody would be able to travel.

“Will the match take place? We don’t know,” the source added.
How Pitch International would muddle up the travelling arrangement remains a mystery though as it failed to reply to enquiries via its email address.

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