Argentina will play Brazil on June 11 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia. After a few months of speculation, the game has been confirmed. It was announced by the Victoria government on Wednesday that the match would be played at the MCG on June 11.
This will be a repeat of their World Cup qualifier from last September which was suspended five minutes later due to COVID regulations. More than 95,000 fans are expected in the game. The Minister of Tourism, Sport, and Events Martin Pakula said this about the game:
“Having two of the world’s most successful football teams return to the Melbourne Cricket Ground to continue their long-standing rivalry strengthens our position as one of the largest sporting cities in the world and the capital of Australian events.
“Football is known as a world sport and a game of this nature will catch the eye of millions in Melbourne and attract thousands of visitors to Victoria.
“Exactly what we expect from the negotiations we have had, players like Messi and Neymar will be there,” said Pakula.
“We cannot be 100 percent sure of that. But we have been told that this is their most important pre-World Cup qualifier and we expect both teams to send strong teams. ”
In Argentina, they will play Italy on June 1 at Wembley in London, England before flying to Australia in this match. The teams last played in Australia in 2017 where Argentina won 1-0 with a goal from Gabriel Mercado.