Football: Brazil to face Argentina in Australia friendly

Brazil's football players pose for pictures before the start of a South American Championship U-20 football match against Argentina on Feb 8, 2017.
Brazil's football players pose for pictures before the start of a South American Championship U-20 football match against Argentina on Feb 8, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

SAO PAULO (REUTERS) - Brazil will play Argentina in an international friendly on June 9 in Australia, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Thursday.

"The stage for the game will be the Melbourne Cricket Ground, an arena with a capacity for 100,000 people," the CBF said.

South America's two most high profile teams frequently play friendly matches in neutral venues. Argentina currently top the FIFA rankings, with Brazil in second.