5 time world champions, Brazil are set to take on arch rivals Argentina in the friendly game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday, 09 June 2017 as part of the FIFA Confederations Cup preparations. Brazil vs Argentina is widely regarded as “SuperClasico de las Americas” and it is expected that 100,000 capacity stadium will be sold out for this event.
This might become one of the highest attended football match in recent history considering the stature of two teams and their much talked about heated rivalry. Football Federation Australia (FFA) are also in talks with Brazil to arrange a friendly game against Australian national team and it will be confirmed in a week or two time. Australia are taking part in the Confederations Cup which takes place this summer in Russia and Australia FA are eager to tie down Brazil for the friendly game before the tournament begins. 10 years ago, Messi lead Argentina also toured Australia for a one-off friendly which was quite a blockbuster.
100,000 seater MCG usually host Cricket and AFL matches but a friendly game of this magnitude is sure to be sold out. Messi will take on his Barcelona teammate Neymar who captains Brazil side making it a must watch for Aussie football fans. This game is a perfect fit for MCG which is one of the biggest stadiums in the world. If this game is sold out with current capacity of 100,024 it won’t be the biggest at this venue which was opened back in 1853. MCG actually has the record of 121,696 attendance for a VFL/AFL match.
MATCH TICKETS ? Tickets for this match will go on sale 21 February 2017 to general public while Australian ticket company Telstra will have a pre-sale window from 15 to 17th February starting at 09:00 am australian time for 48 hours.
|DATE||Friday, 09 June 2017|
|VENUE||Melbourne Cricket Stadium (MCG), Melbourne, Australia|
|TICKETS||Tickets go on sale for general public on 21 February 2017. However Telstra.com.au will have 48 hour pre-sale window from 15 to 17th February starting at 09:00 am australian time.|
|Expected Capacity||Widely expected to be a sold-out event reaching 100,000 in attendance.|