World Cup: Super Eagles arrive Brazil on Tuesday


Super EaglesThe Super Eagles will arrive Brazil on Tuesday for the 2014 FIFA World Cup scheduled to begin on June 12, in Brazil.


A statement issued on Monday by Ademola Olajire, the Assistant Director, Communications of the NFA said the team will fly aboard an American Airline flight from the Miami International Airport.


It said the team will land at the Guarulhos International Airport, Sao Paulo before moving to the team base, the hotel Campiness on the outskirt of Sao-Paolo.


The statement also said that Aminu Maigari, the Chairman of NFA, was already in Sao Paulo, for the 64th FIFA Congress scheduled to hold on June 10 and June 11.


The Congress precedes the 20th FIFA World Cup final which kicks-off on Thursday with host Brazil confronting Croatia in the opening match.


The statement quoted Maigari as saying in Sao Paulo on Monday that, he was satisfied with the Super Eagles’ build-up to the tournament.


“I want to assure Nigerians at home and in the diaspora that the Super Eagles will not disappoint in Brazil. For sure, our people would have wanted the team to win the matches against Italy, Mexico, Scotland, Greece and USA. But we drew the first four and lost the last one.


“I have spoken with the Head Coach and he is optimistic that his boys will be ready for the finals. The earlier draws, and the loss to Team USA have afforded our boys some lessons, which will be useful against Iran in the first match and subsequently,” the statement quoted.

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