Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Road to Brazil: Nigeria VS. Greece warm-up match tonight.

Let's consider this the last supper as the Super Eagles of Nigeria prepare to take on Greece on June 3rd (tonight) in a warm-up match with just a few days left to the World Cup. The international friendly will take place at the PPL Park in Philadelphia at 7 pm tonight, Eastern time.

Nigeria will try and use this opportunity to test out players however head coach Stephen Keshi may rest some of his best players tonight to avoid last minute injuries. Nigeria have been quite consistent in prior friendly game outcome against big sides as they have drawn 2-2 against Italy, 1-1 against Mexico and their latest friendly match against Scotland at Craven Cottage ended in a 2-2 draw courtesy of Uche Nwofor’s late strike for the Nigerians.

Greece also held Portugal to a 0-0 draw on Sunday. In prior forms, Greece has only lost 1 game to Nigeria in the last 10 years. Greece is definitely in need of a win in order to boost their confidence as they head to the tournament in their Group C where they will be facing Africa's favorites Ivory Coast, Colombia, and Japan. They have failed to register a win in their 3 previous warm-up matches, they will give Keshi side a hard time tonight to gain a win.

Training session in Philadelphia.