|Scotland will play Brazil at the Emirates Stadium in London on Sunday, March 27, with a 2pm kick-off. This will round-off a five-day training camp in Spain’s La Manga resort and, pending conclusion of final contract details, give the Scotland supporters the chance to return to London for the first time since the 1-0 victory against England at Wembley in the Euro 2000 qualification play-off in 1999.
Scotland last played Brazil in the first game of the World Cup in France 1998 and Craig Levein is looking forward to taking revenge. He said: “This game will not only capture the imagination of the Scotland support but also the squad, who will relish the prospect of testing their skills against one of the finest international teams in world football. I believe the recent performances – and not simply the results – against the Faroe Islands and Northern Ireland have given the whole country a lot of encouragement for the second half of the Euro 2012 qualification campaign and beyond. The players have a confidence in the way forward and while I believe the most important aspect of the forthcoming international break is to further cultivate a Club Scotland culture within the squad, the opportunity to play Brazil was irresistible.”
Stewart Regan, Chief Executive of the SFA, said: “Today’s announcement will help continue the feelgood factor generated by the outstanding performance against Northern Ireland in the Carling Nations Cup. I am very excited about the future of the national team and I am sure Craig and his young and talented Scotland team will make the most of this experience.”
Tickets will be available to Scotland Supporters Club members from early next week.
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