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Liverpool to play Crystal Palace at Brazil vs Nigeria venue in Singapore 

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Brazil struggled to hold Nigeria’s Super Eagles to a 1-1 draw in an encounter that Joe Aribo opened scoring and Maduka Okoye made his debut for Nigeria following an injury to Francis Uzoho.

The Singapore National Stadium which hosted the high profile  Brazil versus Nigeria friendly match of 13 October 2019 is set to host a mouth-watering clash of English Premiership sides.

Liverpool will face Crystal Palace in Singapore as part of their pre-season tour of Asia in July, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

Liverpool will meet Palace at the Singapore National Stadium on July 15, three days after facing Manchester United in Thailand. read more

“The Reds previously visited Singapore for two hugely successful games in 2001 and 2009, and an open training session in 2011, and are returning to Asia for the first time since 2017,” Liverpool said in a statement.

Asia and Australia were regular stops for major European clubs before the COVID-19 pandemic, with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea attracting huge crowds for lucrative friendlies.

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-Reuters

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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