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Ronaldo Will Captain Portugal Against the Eagles on November 17

The Nigeria Football Federation and the Federaço Portuguesa de Futebol have inked a formal agreement for the Super Eagles and A Seleço to meet in a prestigious international friendly on November 17 in Lisbon at the Estádio José Alvalade.

The three-time African champions are already scheduled to face Algeria on September 27 in Oran.

The encounter against Portugal will be the first senior men’s meeting for both countries, however the Super Falcons and the Portuguese women’s national team fought to a thrilling 3-3 tie in the USWNT Summer Series last summer in Houston, Texas, USA.

Portugal will be led by five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, easily one of the best footballers the world has ever seen, while the Eagles will be led at the fore by Napoli forward Victor Osimhen, growing to be one of the most lethal strikers in world football.

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It can also be recalled that in 1989, Portugal’s U-20 team defeated Nigeria’s U-20 2-0 in the final of the U-20 World Cup in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The Eagles have won the Africa Cup of Nations on three occasions (as well as Olympic men’s football gold, silver and bronze) while Portugal won her first continental trophy (Euro Championship) in France in 2016, defeating hosts France 1-0 after extra time at the Stade de France.

As hosts, A Seleção lost the Euro Championship final to Greece in 2004.


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