Ange hails ‘fantastic opportunity’ to play Brazil

Ange Postecoglou has hailed the announcement that our Caltex Socceroos will face Brazil in Melbourne on June 13, saying it will be a “fantastic” occasion and ideal preparation for Australia’s Confederations Cup campaign later in June.

In a coup for Australian football, our Caltex Socceroos will take on Neymar and Co. at the iconic MCG in a must-see event for all sports fans.

Tickets for Australia’s match against go on-sale to the General Public from 12pm on Friday 3 March, 2017from

Australian football fans will have the opportunity to watch world-class players in Neymar Jnr, Philippe Coutinho and Marcelo take on the Socceroos, led by Mile Jedinak, Tim Cahill, Aaron Mooy and Massimo Luongo.


The clash comes just five days after Australia’s pivotal FIFA World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia in Adelaide and just before they depart for the Confederations Cup in Russia, where they take on the reigning world champions Germany, Cameroon and Chile.

Postecoglou said having Brazil in Melbourne is a fantastic opportunity for the fans as well as his Russia-bound side.

“To face Brazil in Melbourne will be a fantastic occasion for Australian football and a great opportunity for us to challenge one of the world’s best teams as we continue our growth as a football nation,” he said.

“It will be a tremendous test against quality opposition before we head off to the Confederations Cup in Russia but let’s also consider what a wonderful chance this is for our passionate fans to watch us take on the Brazilians on Australian soil.”

Socceroos fans show their green and gold support.

The match will also be one of two games Brazil plays in Melbourne, following their clash with fellow South American powerhouse Argentina on June 9 at the same venue.

It will be the third time Australia has played Brazil on home soil, with the last encounter a 2-2 draw at the MCG in 1999.

“Australian football has had a lot of magic moments in recent years and watching the Socceroos take on Brazil at the MCG will add to that list of nights our fans will long remember,” said FFA CEO David Gallop.

“We all want to see the MCG full of Socceroos fans to celebrate the occasion and send Ange the team off to Russia on a high,” he added.


Caltex Socceroos v Brazil

Tuesday 13 June, 2017, 8.05pm

Melbourne Cricket Ground


Telstra is offering their customers an exclusive Telstra Thanks 48-hour pre-sale from 9am on Monday 27 February to 9am on Wednesday 1 March, 2017. For more details regarding the pre-sale, please visit

Pre-sale for FFA Football Family members is available from Wednesday 1 March until 11am on Friday 3 March, 2017.

The general public will have the opportunity to purchase tickets from 12pm on Friday 3 March, 2017.

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