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Emirates Stadium to host Brazil v Uruguay

We’re delighted to announce that Emirates Stadium will host a friendly between Brazil and Uruguay on Friday, November 16.

The match will kick off at 8pm (UK time) and we are pleased to announce that Arsenal members will receive the exclusive first rights on purchasing tickets, with prices starting from £15 for concessions and £30 for adults.

It is urged that all ticket purchases are made as soon as possible, in order to avoid disappointment.
The match will give fans the chance to see two of the world's strongest national teams go head-to-head, with some of the world's best footballers in action at Emirates Stadium in what promises to be an exhilarating encounter.
The Brazil national team currently features players such as Neymar, Philippe Coutinho, Thiago Silva with Uruguay boasting talent such as Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez and our very own Lucas Torreira.
Brazil and Uruguay have a rich history in the game and boast an impressive tally of nine World Cup final appearances and seven World Cup victories between them.
This match will be the eighth time that the Brazil national team has played at Emirates Stadium.

Brazil v Uruguay follows the successful staging of Brazil against the following national teams in the past: Argentina (2006), Portugal (2007), Sweden (2008), Italy (2009), Republic of Ireland (2010), Scotland (2011) and Chile (2015).
Managing Director Vinai Venkatesham said: “Everyone at Arsenal Football Club is once again delighted and honoured to be hosting the Brazil national team for an international match, this time against one of their great rivals.
“Brazil versus Uruguay will give football supporters a great opportunity to see some of the world’s most talented players on display here in London at Emirates Stadium.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming both the Brazil and Uruguay national teams, together with the thousands of fans who will undoubtedly create a fantastic atmosphere in the stadium on Friday, November 16.”
Former Arsenal player Edu, who is currently general coordinator for the Brazil national team said: “Everyone associated with the Brazil national team is really excited about coming to play a match at Arsenal's home.
“For me, of course this match is extra special. I have many beautiful memories of my time with Arsenal and now coming back in my capacity with Brazil will be a special moment.
“We are looking forward to the match at Emirates Stadium. Uruguay are very strong with many good players. It will be a high quality match and a very good one for the fans.”
Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez added: “It doesn’t get much bigger than playing Brazil at Emirates Stadium – and I know the game will be a real spectacle and I encourage Arsenal fans and all lovers of football to come and watch.
“I regularly follow the Premier League and I know Arsenal and English fans are both knowledgeable and passionate – we are hugely motivated to put on a good show for them.”
Anthony Bloch, director of events and football services of match organisers Pitch International said: “We are delighted, in cooperation with the CBF and in partnership with Arsenal to bring the Chevrolet Brasil Global Tour back to Emirates Stadium for the international friendly match between Brazil and Uruguay next month. This will be a fantastic opportunity for fans to see two of the world's finest teams in one of football's great stadiums."

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Brazil v Uruguay - Tickets

Emirates Stadium

Arsenal Football Club is delighted to announce that Emirates Stadium will host an international friendly match between Brazil and Uruguay on Friday, November 16, 2018.


The match will kick off at 8pm and the Club is pleased to announce that Arsenal members will receive the exclusive first rights on purchasing tickets for this high profile fixture, with ticket prices starting from £15 for concessions and £30 for adults*. It is urged that all ticket purchases are made as soon as possible, in order to avoid disappointment.

We would like to inform all Platinum and Gold Members that season cards will NOT be valid for this match. Therefore should you wish to attend the match you will need to purchase a seat in the stadium.

Tickets are now available on General sale for this fixture. (Booking fees apply).

Tickets can be purchased online via or by telephone on 0344 277 3625, opening hours 7am-8pm. If calling from overseas please call on 0207 649 9003. (Booking fees apply.)

You will need to quote the following information:

  • Valid Registered/Membership number
  • Credit/debit card details
  • Valid email address

All successfully completed bookings made after 14:30 via General sale will be sent paper tickets to the lead client address to gain entry, unless stated otherwise. 

All overseas bookings completed before 9am on Friday, November 2, 2018 will be dispatched to the lead client address.

Ticket Prices
*Please note that concessions will be available in all areas of the stadium for a limited time only at a 50% discount of the advertised adult price to U16s (16 years old and under) and Senior Citizens (65 and over) only.

Emirates Upper/Lower/Club   Prices
  Centre Upper £50
  Centre Upper back £40
  Next to Centre Upper   £45
  Next to Centre Upper Back £35
  Wing Upper £40
  Wing Upper Back £35
  Corner Upper £35
  Goal Upper £40
  Goal Upper Back £35
  Centre Lower £35
  Wing Lower £35
  Corner Lower £30
  Goal Lower £35
Club Level Halfway Line £65
Club Level Midfield £50
Club Level Behind Goal £50
Club Level Corner £50


Disabled members

Any registered disabled supporter can now apply by calling on 020 7619 5000 (Mon-Fri 9:30-5pm). (Subject to availability).

Please note that proof of disability will be required before completing your application.

Concessionary ticket prices are as follows and includes a free place for an accompanying enabler/companion

Emirates Upper/Lower/Club   Prices
  Corner Upper £17.50
  Goal Upper £20
  Wing Lower £17.50
  Corner Lower £15
  Goal Lower £17.50
Club Level Corner £25



'The garra charrua is inside every Uruguayan'

Having only played three times for Uruguay before the World Cup, Lucas Torreira quickly proved himself a key component of the side as they reached the quarter-finals.

The midfielder's tigerish displays were indicative of a side fired by the 'garra charrua' - a phrase used in his homeland to represent their unique spirit and tenacity.

This is what Lucas told us about what it means to him: 

When people think of Uruguay they think of the ‘garra charrua’. Can you explain to us what that means, what that represents?
It's a bit complicated to explain what the ‘garra charrua’ is. It is a way of living football, it is the way all Uruguayans grow up, it is the way we play football in our neighbourhoods. The ‘garra charrua’ is inside every Uruguayan. It is a bit difficult to explain.
Why is the ‘garra charrua’ so important to you?
Because ‘garra charrua’ means that we give all we have inside. We give all we have to our football, our jersey and our country. We do our best because every time we enter the pitch we represent our family and friends, the most important people for us.
How do you learn about the ‘garra charrua’ when you were growing up in Uruguay?
‘Garra charrua’ has been a term in vogue because in recent tournaments Uruguay has given people something to talk about. The way we beat Portugal in the last World Cup is a good example of it. That’s why they associate us with the term ‘garra charrua’.
How does ‘garra charrua’ come out when you are on the pitch?
That is something we Uruguayans have inside since we are young. It is about the way we feel football, the way we feel our shirt, the effort we put into each game. It is also about team spirit and many other aspects that exist inside the national team.
For example, when your team doesn’t have the ball, what does it take to get it back? Is that the ‘garra charrua’?
Yes, exactly. In our game against Portugal we had to suffer for a long time because we were tired. But that's when you bring out the energy you have left in order to get a victory.