As the year 2019 runs to an end, it is also noteworthy that it is the end of yet another decade of beautiful football moments. Between the year 2010 and 2019, three FIFA World Cup tournaments, six African Cup of Nations championships and a host of other qualifying matches, friendly ties and Confederations Cup games have been played, some of which saw the Super Eagles produced some fine displays.
Soccernet Nigeria brings you the ten most memorable matches played by our darling national team within the last ten years.
After a cracking 2-2 draw with Ukraine in September, Nigeria were in high spirits when the Brazil tie was announced for October in Singapore. But with Neymar, Coutinho and several world-class stars expected to be on parade for the five-time world champions, another easy victory for the Selecao was widely predicted.
However, Gernot Rohr’s men were on a mission and after weathering the expected early storm, the three-time African champions took the lead in the 35th minute when Joe Aribo found space in a packed penalty box to rifle in a low shot and grab his second goal in two international appearances.
A momentary loss of concentration, though, allowed Brazil to equalise three minutes into the second half when Casemiro fired home from close range after he was the quickest to react when a Marquinhos header came back off the woodwork.
Casemiro later smacked a header off the bar and Coutinho should have scored a cut back with five minutes remaining but the Super Eagles held on superbly to claim their first positive result again Brazil’s senior team.