Poland confirm Super Eagles friendly

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The Polish Football Association (PZPN) has confirmed an international friendly with Nigeria.

Both nations will clash on March 23 in the European nation, ahead of next year’s World Cup finals in Russia.

“We can confirm that on March 23, we’re playing with Nigeria, a decision on the venue of the match is yet to be made,” PZPN spokesman, Jakub Kwiatkowski, was quoted by BBC on Tuesday.

It will be the first meeting between both countries at senior international level.

Poland see the three-time African champions as similar opposition to Senegal who they will play in Group H at the World Cup.

Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr, is confident that ‘The White and Reds’ will help prepare his squad for their opening Group D game against Croatia in Russia.

“The opening game is the most important match and we hope to prepare for it – against opponents similar to Croatia,” Rohr said.

Nigeria will then face Iceland on 22 June before finishing with Argentina four days later.

Poland, who finished third place at the 1974 and 1982 World Cup tournaments, will start their campaign in Russia against Senegal followed by Colombia and Japan.

The Polish side, captained by Bayern Munich superstar, Robert Lewandowski, is currently seventh in the world.

That’s 43 spots above the Super Eagles who are 50th on the global rankings.