Brazil to play Ghana and Tunisia in pre-World Cup friendlies

AP , Friday 19 Aug 2022

Brazil will play Ghana and Tunisia in two friendlies in September in Europe as part of its final preparations for the World Cup.

Ghana forward Andre Ayew (R) celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Group C Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 football match between Gabon and Ghana at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde on January 14, 2022 (File photo: AFP)


The Brazilian soccer confederation said Friday that the matches will be played on Sept. 23 and 27.

Brazil had been set to play Argentina in a suspended World Cup qualifying match in September, even though both teams have already reached the tournament in Qatar, but FIFA agreed this week to cancel that game.

Brazil coach Tite will announce his squad for the friendlies next Friday. He said in recent interviews he is considering bringing in players who have not played most of the World Cup qualifying campaign, such as Flamengo striker Pedro.

Brazil is in Group G at the World Cup _ which starts in November _ along with Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon. Ghana is in Group H with Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea. Tunisia is part of Group D with France, Denmark and Australia.

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