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We are left with the desire: Brazil announced the cancellation of the June friendly against Argentina

The friendly match that Brazil and Argentina were going to play on June 11 in Australia as part of the preparation for the Qatar-2022 World Cup was cancelled, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) reported on Wednesday. The company in charge of the television rights of the friendly matches in Brazil notified the CBF on Tuesday that the game in Melbourne “was cancelled”, without explaining the reasons, said Juninho Paulista, coordinator of the Brazilian team, at a press conference. In janeiro river.

The cancellation “it greatly affects our preparation” towards the World Cup, said the former soccer player. “We were prepared, with all the necessary logistics for that game, because we understood that we had to fulfill that contract”he added.

Juninho Paulista assured that they are taking steps to find another rival and take advantage of the international window, in which they will face South Korea on June 2 in Seoul and Japan in Tokyo on June 6. June will be the penultimate FIFA date before the start of the World Cup, which will be held from November 21 to December 18.

“The talks are still at the beginning, we will probably find an African rival. Our recommendation is to play in Europe.” pointed.

Before the start of the World Cup, the five-time champions must collide with Lionel Messi’s Albiceleste in September in a place to be confirmed, in a match corresponding to the South American qualifier that was initially scheduled for September 5, 2021 in Sao Paulo.

But it was interrupted when only five minutes had been played due to the intervention of the local health authorities for an alleged breach of the anticovid protocol by Argentina.

The match will not have anything at stake from the qualifying point of view, since the ‘scratch’ has assured the first place and the Albiceleste, the second.

The conduct of that duel, its date and place “It is a matter that we are still discussing internally”pointed out Juninho Paulista.

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