Brazil, Argentina poised for Australia friendly: reports

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 14 (IANS) Brazil and Argentina are in negotiations to play an international football friendly in Australia next year, according to media reports.

Australian football officials are hoping to stage the match at the 100,000-seat Melbourne Cricket Ground in early June, Globo Esporte said, citing an article in the The Australian newspaper, reports Xinhua.

Australia’s national team would also play a friendly against either Argentina or Brazil as they fine-tune their preparations for the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia, the report said.

The Brazilian Football Confederation did not comment on the reports on Tuesday.

Brazil and Argentina share one of international football’s most famous rivalries, having won seven World Cups between them.

The teams last met in a World Cup qualifier in November, which Brazil won 3-0 in Belo Horizonte.