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Brazil announced that the friendly against Argentina in June was canceled

Brazil announced that the friendly against Argentina in June was canceled

Brazil announced that the friendly against Argentina in June was canceled

The Brazilian team planned a series of friendly matches for the month of June and the duel against Argentina was on the list, agreed for the 11th. However, the match has been canceled in the last few hours: the company in charge of the television rights informed the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) that the event in Melbourne was cancelled, without providing further reasons.

Juninho Paulista, coordinator of the ‘Canarinha’, announced the cancellation of the event at a press conference, assuring that “it greatly affects our preparation” towards the World Cup Qatar 2022. “We were prepared, with all the necessary logistics for that game, because we understood that we had to fulfill that contract”he added.

Juninho Paulista stated that they are taking steps to find another opponent and thus take advantage of the international window, in which they will face South Korea on June 2 in Seoul and Japan in Tokyo on June 6. June will be the penultimate FIFA date before the start of the World Cup, which will be held from November 21 to December 18.

“The talks are still at the beginning, we will probably find an African rival. Our recommendation is to play in Europe.” pointed.

Before the start of Qatar 2022, the five-time champions must collide with Lionel Messi’s ‘Albiceleste’ in September, in a place to be confirmed, in a match corresponding to the South American qualifier, which was initially scheduled for September 5, 2021 in Sao Paulo .

That time, the match was interrupted when only five minutes had been played, due to the intervention of the local health authorities for an alleged breach of the protocol against COVID-19 by Argentina.

The match will have nothing at stake from a qualifying point of view, since Brazil is assured of first place and Argentina, second. The conduct of that duel, its date and place “It is a matter that we are still discussing internally”pointed out Juninho Paulista.

Source: Elcomercio

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