Final match in Palmeiras' Palestra Italia

Final match in Palmeiras' Palestra Italia

Published Jul. 10, 2010 3:45 a.m. ET

Boca Juniors of Argentina defeated Brazil club Palmeiras 2-0 in a friendly match Friday to mark the final game in Palmeiras' stadium Palestra Italia.

The 30,000-seat stadium will be demolished to make way for a new 45,000-seater to be called Arena Italia.

Palmeiras club officials hope the new stadium will be considered as a venue for Brazil's 2014 World Cup. Sao Paulo's main stadium Morumbi has been dropped from consideration because of financial issues.

Arena Italia is expected to be ready in 2012.


Lucas Viatri and Ezequiel Munoz scored to give Boca Juniors the win.