Brazil to play Iran in friendly in Abu Dhabi

Brazil will play Iran in a friendly in the United Arab Emirates

next month.

The Brazilian football federation says the five-time world

champions will meet the Iranians in Abu Dhabi, likely on Oct.

7.

Federation spokesman Rodrigo Paiva says the official

announcement is pending the signing of the contract between the two

federations.

Paiva said Monday that Brazil is set to play another friendly

after facing Iran, but the opponent has not been confirmed yet.

Local media says Brazil will likely face Ukraine in London on Oct.

11.