Wednesday, February 16, 2011

March 27: Scotland v Brazil

That's it confirmed then.

Faroe Islands hammered. Northern Ireland hammered.

So the obvious next step for Craig Levein's re-born Scotland team is to tackle Brazil.

2pm on Sunday 27th March. Scotland v Brazil at the Emirates Stadium in London.

A tenth meeting between the two. A first win for Scotland?

It's going to be a hell of a day out for the Tartan Army. A meaningless friendly perhaps. But Brazil v Scotland in London. It's a fixture that carries a certain attraction.

Craig Levein is relishing the prospect:

"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." (BBC Sport)

A selection of previous Scotland v Brazil clashes

Brazil v Scotland at the World Cup: 1998, 1990, 1982, 1974

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