Eagles arrival complete Confed line-up

The 2013 Confederations Cup now has its full complement of eight teams after Nigeria belatedly arrived in Brazil on Saturday night, hours after the start of the tournament.

The African champions had been due to arrive on Thursday, but a dispute with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over bonus payments meant the squad missed their initial scheduled flights.

The players were angry that they were only offered a bonus of $2,500 (1,873 euros) for their 1-1 draw with Namibia in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday.

However, despite ongoing discord, the squad finally arrived at their Belo Horizonte hotel at around 03:00 local time (06:00GMT) on Sunday, having flown in from Windhoek in Namibia via Johannesburg and Sao Paulo.

The delay means that coach Stephen Keshi has barely 36 hours to prepare his side for their Group B opener against Oceania minnows Tahiti on Monday.

The squad are scheduled to have their first training session in Brazil later on Sunday.


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