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
Rukavytsya ready to relive 'unbelievable' World Cup experience
Caltex Socceroos striker Nikita Rukavytsya is hoping history repeats itself as he zeroes in on an unexpected FIFA World Cup berth. The 30-year-old flyer was a surprise recall for last year's do-or-die play-offs against Syria and Honduras having spent the previous four years in
Opponent Watch: Celtic starlet set to lock horns with Rogic
Tom Rogic's superb form could hit a grinding halt in Oslo if a Celtic team-mate has his way in the international friendly between the Caltex Socceroos and Norway. Elsewhere, Colombia are set to have some additional motivation for next week's match in London while a FIFA World
Brillante upbeat over Caltex Socceroos' midfield battle
Recalled midfielder Josh Brillante admits it won't be easy to achieve redemption for his late exclusion from the Caltex Socceroos' last FIFA World Cup squad. Brillante was a member of Australia's extended roster for Brazil 2014 but was unable to force his way into the final 23
Socceroos Spotlight: Luongo, Behich take staggering stats into Norway friendly
Bert van Marwijk will be blessed with the arrival of several in-form stars as his squad assembles in Oslo for the first of two friendlies. AFC Asian Cup winners Massimo Luongo and Aziz Behich are among those at the peak of their powers for the new Caltex Socceroos' coach's fir