Neymar (centre), Philippe Coutinho (left) and Gabriel Jesus could play against the Socceroos in June at the MCG.
Neymar (centre), Philippe Coutinho (left) and Gabriel Jesus could play against the Socceroos in June at the MCG. FERNANDO BIZERRA

Going nuts over Brazil at the MCG

FOOTBALL: Some of the best footballers on the planet will grace the MCG after it was confirmed the Socceroos will play five-time world champion Brazil later this year.

The Brazilians have a wealth of talent at their disposal and Australian fans could get to see the likes of Neymar, Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino, Chelsea's David Luiz and Willian and Manchester City's teen sensation Gabriel Jesus when they play in Melbourne on June 13.

The friendly will be used as a warm up for the Confederations Cup in Russia by Australia later in June where it will play Cameroon, Chile and Germany.

Brazil will stay in Melbourne to play South American rival Argentina four days later, a game which could see Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi and Neymar come up against each other.

The last time the Socceroos met Brazil was in 2013 in Brasilia.

Australia lost 6-0 in what proved to be the penultimate game in Holger Osieck's reign before he was sacked and replaced by Ange Postecoglou for the 2014 World Cup campaign.

The Socceroos also played Brazil at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, losing 2-0 in their second group game under Guus Hiddink.

Australia last played Brazil on home soil in the Bicentennial Gold Cup in 1988, losing 1-0 at the Olympic Stadium in Melbourne.

News Corp Australia


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