Argentina announces friendlies vs. Brazil, Saudis

BY foxsports • January 11, 2012

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.


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