Brazil v Scotland @ the Emirates
Sunday 27th March could be your last chance to see Ronaldo in a Brazil shirt before his retirement finally sinks in and he bows out from the game. He will be the guest of honour at the Emirates Stadium as Brazil take on Scotland in an international friendly.
While Ronaldo may not be playing in this game – he will be presented to both sets of fans before the game as well as being Chief Guest (whatever that may entail) – there will still be plenty of Brazil’s best talent on the field. Chelsea’s new cult hero David Luiz is in the squad as well as his team-mate Ramires, and other English-based players Sandro and Lucas, from Tottenham and Liverpool respectively.
One of the biggest names in Brazil at the moment though is Neymar, who plays for Santos. Currently rated one of the hottest prospects in football this will be the first chance many people in the UK will get to see him play live. Also in the squad are Maicon and Julio Cesar from Inter and Alexandre Pato from their cross-city rivals AC Milan.
Back to Ronaldo and the man seems to be looking forward to seeing Scotland take on his native country: “One of my favourite footballing memories is of the opening game of the 1998 World Cup in Paris against Scotland and the fantastic Scottish fans so I am very excited to be experiencing a Scotland Brazil match once again.”
The event is part of the Brazil World Tour which has seen the Seleção play Argentina, England and France as well as smaller nations including Oman, Iran and Republic of Ireland. This latest fixture, which will be the first time Brazil have played Scotland since that curtain raiser at the 1998 World Cup, is set for a 2pm kick-off UK time.
And another piece of exciting news is that the occasion sees the return of Jungle in the form of a special match guide which we’ve tenderly put together to distribute before the game, bringing you all sorts of info about the two teams, as well as some great editorial about Brazil’s youth team’s aspirations for London 2012 and all the host cities of the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Keep an eye out for the online version here on our website, we hope you enjoy it!
There are still tickets available for the game, and they can be bought from www.arsenal.com/brazilvscotland or via 0844 277 3625. Ticket prices start from £30.
Brazil v Scotland (International Friendly)
Buy tickets: www.arsenal.com/brazilvscotland or 0844 277 3625.
If you’ve ever wondered as to how obsessed with football Brazilians are this video should leave you in no doubt: