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U-20 World Cup: Brazil spying on Falconets
By Bunmi Ogunyale
August 17, 2012 14:17:21pm GMT | Views: 13
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WorldStage Newsonline-- World Cup opponents, Brazil were spotted on Friday at the Saitama Stadium in Japan spying on the Nigeria U-20 Women National during training.

They were however sent away by the volunteers attached to the stadium for violating the rules.

The South American team otherwise known as Seleção which means (The Selection) were also training at the pitch directly next to that of Nigerian prior to their arrival. The pitches are heavily demarcated with barbed wires and spread with trees to the very top.

According to the Laison Officer attached to the Nigeria side, Yajima Anya, the Brazilian side were to train elsewhere, but objected on learning that their opponents were coming.

"Going by the FIFA training schedule, the four participating teams in Group B are expected to train in all the pitches assigned to them, but located in different stadium," she explained.

“In effect if you train in one you go to another which are not in the same stadium. Brazil trained here (Saitama) on Thursday and should have gone elsewhere today but they refused when they heard that Nigeria was coming," said Anya who is Japanese.

"But the volunteers attached to the stadium asked them politely to stop and move to another pitch within the complex. It took a lot of persuasion before they accepted."

While Nigeria is billed to face Korea on Sunday, August 19, Brazil will take on Italy on the same day. Nigeria and Brazil will meet on August 22, which will be the third meeting by both sides.

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