Brazil-Argentina will face each other in Australia. The teams will play a warm-up match ahead of the World Cup in Qatar. If Brazil-Argentina face in such a match, is it just a preparation match?.
Facing two eternal rivals means a fight to get water in the pocket. Argentina will face Brazil in such a friendly match in June. The match will be held in Australia. Venue? The home ground of the late leg-spin legend Shane Warne and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) known as the ‘Big G’.
The state government of Victoria announced the news in a statement today. Sports Minister Martin Pakula said the match would be held on June 11.
Pakula hopes that Argentina star Lionel Messi and Brazil star Neymar will play the match. Not only these two stars, but also the big stars of the Brazil-Argentina team are hoping to hold a friendly match on the field.
“Based on the discussions, we hope that players like Messi and Neymar will play,” Pakula told a Melbourne radio station. We are not 100% sure about this. However, we have been told that the match is important for them to prepare for the World Cup.
Five years ago, Argentina won the friendly match 1-0 against Brazil in this MCG. Although Messi played, he did not see Neymar in the match, about 95,000 spectators at the MCG. This time too, Pakula is expecting a lot of spectators, ‘Millions of spectators will keep an eye on Melbourne in such a match. Many tourists will also gather in Victoria.
Brazil-Argentina will face each other in Australia
Brazil and Argentina last met in a World Cup qualifier in Sao Paulo last September. That was Qatar’s World Cup qualifier. The match was called off by the Brazilian National Health Agency after four Argentine players were accused of violating Corona restrictions in that match. Both teams have qualified for the main draw of the Qatar World Cup. Australia will start selling tickets for the Brazil-Argentina friendly match on Thursday.
A decade ago, Argentina won 1-0 in a friendly match against Australia at the MCG thanks to Messi’s goal. Several teams will play friendly matches in Australia this year. Barcelona will play a friendly match against the Australian A-League star team on May 25 in Sydney. Manchester United and Crystal Palace will play a friendly match at MCG in July.
The World Cup in Qatar will start from November 21. Argentina will play in Group C with Mexico, Poland and Saudi Arabia. Brazil in Group G with Cameroo, Serbia and Switzerland.