To represent the handover from one host to another for the FIFA World Cup from South Africa to Brazil, the two countries will play each other in a friendly match.
South Africa who hosted the World Cup last in 2010, will be travelling to Sao Paulo in Brazil where the next World Cup will be taking place in 2014. The announcement of the confirmation of the match that will take place on 7 September is as a result of six months of planning.
“We are honoured to be playing Brazil in their backyard as they seldom play friendly matches at home. To us this is a big coup considering it will probably be the first official match for the new Bafana Coach whom we will announce at the end of this month,” said SA Football Association (Safa) CEO Dr Robin Petersen.
The five time World Cup winning Brazilian soccer team last faced Bafana Bafana at the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2009.
Source: Super Sport