Brazil To Play In Singapore

The Football Association of Singapore announced today that they will be hosting the Brazilian Olympic football team in Singapore. The team featuring some of the biggest names is football such as Ronaldinho, Robinho, Alexandre Pato, Diego and Lucas will play a Singapore team at the National Stadium on July 28.

The trip to Singapore is part of the Brazilian team's two-stop acclimatisation camp before they head to Beijing to vie for their first Olympic gold medal. The team will arrive in Singapore on July 23 and proceed to Vietnam for their second game on July 29 before heading to the Chinese capital.

Speaking to reporters at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Singapore, President of organisers Matchworld Football SA, Mr Sidi M. Airouss said, "The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) approached me to arrange for the team to play two games before the Olympics and we had offers from Europe and Asia. Singapore is an obvious choice due to its great infrastructure, similar weather conditions and time zone.
"The Football Association of Singapore has proven more than capable of hosting international events and its football is on the rise."

Mr Winston Lee, General Secretary of Football Association of Singapore commented on his delight to host the Brazilian team, "We are pleased to host and play a team of such calibre in Singapore. This will be a great experience for our fans and good exposure for our players."

Brazil face Belgium, New Zealand and hosts China next month.
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