Brazil to play Argentina twice in 2010

South American rivals Brazil and Argentina will play friendlies

in November and December.

Officials say the teams will meet in Qatar on Nov. 17 and in

Argentina on Dec. 19.

The second match will mark the reopening of the Unico de La

Plata stadium, which will host Copa America matches in 2011.

Brazil coach Mano Menezes says “it will be great for Brazil to

play Argentina” this year.

The football federations from both countries last month agreed

the teams will play two exhibition matches each year, although the

friendly in Qatar is not part of that agreement.