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Eagles, Luxembourg Friendly Moved

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The date for the international friendly game between Nigeria and Luxembourg has been changed.

The game was brought forward by 24-hours by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).

The Super Eagles were scheduled to play Luxembourg at the Josy Barthel Stadium in Luxembourg City on June 1 as part of Nigeria’s preparations for the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

However the NFF said on Sunday that it received from the Football Association of Luxembourg on Friday notifying them of the decision.

According to the letter, the match was moved forward by a day as the hosts are participating in the Tour de France cycling competition.

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“The change in date will not in any way affect our program,” said team administrator Dayo Enebi.

“The entire contingent will move to Luxembourg from Rouen in France, where we will play Mali on 27th May. We will still have three days to train for the match against Luxembourg.”

Enebi also confirmed that a number of technical and administrative officials have now been issued Schengen visas, enabling them to enter the country for the game.

The Super Eagles will now play Mali in Rouen on May 27, and play Luxembourg on 31st May.

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