Greece, Nigeria tango in US pre-World Cup tourney on June 3

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Greece and Nigeria have been scheduled to trade tackles in an international friendly match at the PPL Park in USA on June 3.

The match to be played at 18,500 capacity-seater PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania, that is home to the Philadelphia Union is part of a 10-day, seven game tour, tagged, “Road to Brazil”, organized by the American Major League Soccer (MLS).

Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi
Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi

“We’re excited to welcome Greece and Nigeria to PPL Park” said Philadelphia Union CEO and operating partner Nick Sakiewicz on confirming the host.

“This match will give fans an opportunity to see two teams up close and personal as they begin their road to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup,” the locals said.

Nigeria has only paid Greece twice and last met at the South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup in the Group B when the African Champions lost 2-1 to the former European Champions though earlier in first meeting at the 1994 World Cup won 2-0.

Ten countries will participate in the series of matches, representing four continents – Europe, Africa, North America and South America with World Cup-bound teams from Europe, defending champion Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, who are Nigeria’s Group F opponent and Greece.

Others are the 2013 African Cup of Nations champions Nigeria and powerhouse Ivory Coast; and Honduras from CONCACAF, as well as the national teams of Bolivia, El Salvador Israel and Turkey that also participate in the Road to Brazil tourney.

The Super Eagles will play Argentina, Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina in Group F when the 2014 World Cup gets underway on June 12.