Bafana vs Brazil friendly confirmed
Bafana Bafana will face five times World Cup champions Brazil on September 7 in Sao Paolo as part of a symbolic hand-over from the previous to present hosts of the Fifa World Cup, it was announced on Friday.
South Africa hosted the 2010 Fifa World Cup while Brazil will host the tournament in two years’ time.
"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.
"We are very delighted to announce that we have just received the final confirmation because we have been working on this match for the last six months," added Dr Petersen.
The last time Bafana met the Samba Boys was on 26 June 2009 in the Fifa Confederations Cup where a late Daniel Alves free kick broke the hearts of the hosts and prevented them from reaching the final.
The South American powerhouse is by far the most successful soccer playing nation in the world.
They have won the Fifa World Cup five times in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002. They have also won the Copa America eight times and are the only country to have played in every Fifa World Cup to date.