Football fans in Melbourne and across Australia will witness the astonishing skills of football giants Brazil and Argentina live when the two teams face off for Superclasico 2022 in June at the MCG.
It was announced today that the MCG Superclasico match will take place on June 11, giving Australian football fans a rare opportunity to see these two South American powerhouses in action as they prepare for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which kicks off in Qatar during November.
International matches played in a World Cup year are vital to the preparation of qualifying teams, and Superclasico organisers are expecting both Brazil (1st in the FIFA world rankings) and Argentina (4th in the FIFA world rankings) to field their strongest available teams.
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Brazil and Argentina last played in Australia in 2017 when Lionel Messi’s Argentina defeated Brazil 1-0 in front of 95,569 fans at the MCG.
Superclasico was created in 2011 as a two-game series between both nations but was altered in 2014 to a one-off match at a neutral venue with previous matches played in front of record crowds. They are fiercely contested encounters between the two rival countries.
“To have two of the most successful football teams in the world return to the MCG to continue their longstanding rivalry reinforces our position as one of the world’s great sporting cities and Australia’s event capital,” commented Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula
“Following the success of the Brazil vs Argentina Match in 2017, we always planned to bring the Superclasico back to Melbourne! We are excited to work again with our partners TEG Sport and Left Field Live in the staging of this amazing event, in collaboration with our long-term partners Confederação Brasileira de Futebol and Torneos y Competencias S.A., who are the exclusive agency of Asociación del Fútbol Argentino” said Anthony Bloch, Director of Events & Football Services, Pitch International.
Geoff Jones from TEG, said: “TEG Sport and Left Field Live are proud to bring the Superclasico back to Melbourne this year, working alongside the
Victorian Government and Visit Victoria. Brazil and Argentina boast an incredible seven World Cup titles between them and play some of the most electrifying football on the planet. June 11 at the MCG is going to be a must-see for all soccer fans.”
Bart Campbell CEO of Left Field Live added ‘ We are delighted to be working with our long-term partner TEG to again bring the Superclasico to the MCG. It has all the ingredients to be one of the highlights of the sporting year.
TEG Sport and Left Field Live are committed to bring big sporting events to Melbourne and Australia.