The Young Socceroos will host the Brazil under 20 National Team in an international friendly at WIN Stadium in Wollongong on Wednesday 27 May.
“Venues NSW is proud to once again host the Young Socceroos at WIN Stadium. It’s a wonderful opportunity for the Illawarra football community to support our National Youth (Under 20) Football Team” said Stuart Barnes, General Manager, WIN Stadium.
“It’s fantastic that Wollongong continues to attract football games like this, following on from some great success with other international friendlies, and the first Hyundai A-league fixture featuring Sydney FC at WIN Stadium earlier this year.
It’s a testament to the supportive football community we have here and a top class venue in WIN Stadium, to host these events,” said Ann-Marie Balliana, CEO,Football South Coast.
The international friendly match forms part of the build up to the FIFA U20 World Cup – The Road to New Zealand, between 30 May and 20 June this year. Brazil progressed to the U20 FIFA World Cup finals, qualifying fourth in the CONEMBOL confederation.
The competition’s record 11-time champions include attacking midfielder Marcos Guilherme, striker Thalles, and the skilful 17-year-old Malcom.
Brazil has won five FIFA U-20 World Cups, one shy of record champions Argentina. Two-time winners Portugal is the only other country to have lifted the trophy more than once.
The Young Socceroos did not qualify for the 2015 U20 FIFA World Cup but will be a strong opponent for Brazil in their last preparation match prior to the group stage matches in New Zealand.
Young Socceroos v Brazil Under 20
WIN Stadium Wednesday 27 May 2015
Kick Off: 6pm