Argentina announces friendlies vs. Brazil, Saudis

Argentina announces friendlies vs. Brazil, Saudis

Published Jan. 11, 2012 11:54 a.m. ET

Argentina will play a friendly against archrival Brazil in the United States in June.

The Argentine football federation said Tuesday the national team would face Brazil on June 9 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The AFA also announced a friendly against Saudi Arabia that will be played in Riyadh on Nov. 14.

Argentina is also scheduled to play against Switzerland in Bern on Feb. 29, and have announced a match with Germany on Aug. 15, but a venue for that game has not been confirmed.

AFA made no comment about the makeup of the squads, although high-profile venues usually ask for the presence of the top team, including Lionel Messi, FIFA's three-time player of the year.