Brazil faced Argentina at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday, and the atmosphere was electric, with a sell-out crowd of more than 95,000 fans inside the stadium. Nothing is going to change as home team Australia is set to take on Brazil in another friendly match on Tuesday.
The fans were treated to a major spectacle when the two giants of South American football clashed, but when it comes to Australia and Brazil clash, the former will definitely have some good support.
Make no mistake, it is a friendly and some Australian fans will also side for Brazil as they would be keen to see the likes of Willian and Philippe Coutinho to shine and make it a match to remember for their fans.
This Brazilian team is not taking this match lightly as the South American team sent some of their scouts to watch Australia's match against Saudi Arabia in Adelaide ahead of their MCG friendly. So, they have got some major idea about their style of play, which must have been communicated to the coach, Tite.
Brazil travelled to Australia without Neymar, who was given some rest, but another striker Gabriel Jesus, who featured against Argentina, got injured and will be unavailable against Australia.
Brazil are favourites and they will be keen to go back home with a win at least, else it would be humiliating for the number one team in the world to lose two matches on a trot.
Australia, who are a quality side at home, have their eyes on stunning Brazil. The Socceroos might field their experienced striker Tim Cahill against Brazil. Australia coach Ange Postecoglou could make some changes in his starting XI for this MCG friendly.
Though Australia might provide rest to some of their key stars, this will give Australia coach a chance to test the squad depth ahead of the Confederations Cup, which starts on Saturday.
Stars to watch out for
Philippe Coutinho (Brazil)
David Luiz (Brazil)
Douglas Costa (Brazil)
Tim Cahill (Australia)
Brazil vs Australia schedule
Date: June 12
Time: 8:05 pm local time (3:35 pm IST, 7:05 am Brazil time)
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground
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