Arsenal Football Club is delighted to announce that Emirates Stadium will host an International Friendly match between Brazil and Argentina on Sunday 3rd September 2006.

The match will kick off at 4pm and the Club is pleased to announce that Arsenal members will receive the exclusive first rights on purchasing tickets for this high profile fixture.

The forthcoming match will give football fans in the UK the chance to see some of the world's greatest footballers in action. The Brazilian squad travelling to London is likely to feature key players such as Ronaldinho, Adriano, Kaka and Ronaldo, and of course our very own Gilberto. With the opposition line-up from Argentina set to include stars Messi, Riquelme, Mascherano and Saviola.

Argentina and Brazil have enjoyed a healthy rivalry since their first match in 1914 which Brazil won 3-0, and between them have won the World Cup a total of seven times.

The last time the two teams played each other was in Frankfurt during the Confederations Cup in June 2005, with Brazil triumphing 4-1. However, this match is the first time these two teams have ever played each other on English soil.

Arsenal Managing Director Keith Edelman said: "We are honoured to be hosting an international match between Brazil and Argentina at Emirates Stadium. It's a compliment to both our Club and our new stadium that we have been approached to stage such a high profile match between two of the most prestigious national teams in the world.

"I understand that both countries will be fielding their strongest possible line-ups and therefore we are all looking forward to witnessing a competitive match including many of the world's best players."

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10 Aug 2006