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Brazil and Argentina to hold friendly in U.S.

01-11-2012 08:51 BJT

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian and Argentinean confederations of soccer announced on Tuesday a friendly match to be played on June 9 at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, USA.

The location is the same place that Brazil's head coach Mano Menezes made his debut with the team. On that occasion in 2010, Brazil beat the United States 2-0.

Menezes will hope to produce the same result against archrivals Argentina. Since Menezes' reign as coach of the Brazilian national soccer team, he has faced Argentina three times, first in Qatar, second in Cordoba, Argentina, and then in Belem, Brazil. The scores were 1-0 in Argentina's favor, a scoreless draw and a 2-0 win for Brazil, respectively.

Apart from the friendly against Argentina, Brazil has already scheduled a match against Sweden on August 15 in the Swiss city, Solna. The match will mark the reencounter of the finalists in the 1958 World Cup, in which Brazil won its first of five titles.

Brazil currently is ranked the sixth best national team in the world, as divulged by FIFA. Spain lead the list, followed by the Netherlands, Germany, Uruguay and England.

Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: Xinhua

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