Atletico Madrid Arrive Abuja Today

Atletico Madrid Coach, Diego Simeone is expected to arrive Nigeria on Monday for the first time in his football career.

The former Argentine player will land at the Abuja International Airport with a 23-man squad for Tuesday’s friendly match against the Super Eagles’ team. Felipe Luiz, Torres Belen, Juan Francisco, Angel Martin Correa, Victor Perez and Thomas Patey are some of the players expected for the game at the Akwa Ibom Stadium, Uyo.

Highly rated goalkeeper Jan Oblak is also expected to be in the squad after his superlative performance in their 3-0 Europa League victory over French side Olympique Marseille last Wednesday.
Atletico have enjoyed an impressive season, finishing second above local rivals Real Madrid and behind Barcelona in the Spanish LaLiga.

It’s yet to be seen how both sides will line up in Uyo, but from the released Nigeria squad list, a bulk of Nigeria Professional Football League players are expected to take to the field, while a few foreign-based players who impressed in their respective leagues will also see some action.

Some of these players are on the stand-by list for the World Cup, so may be particularly keen to make an impression, while others will be determined to prove that Gernot Rohr was wrong to snub them for Russia.

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