Arsenal have confirmed that Emirates Stadium will play host to Brazil and Uruguay when the two meet in a
friendly grudge match on Friday, 16 November.
All being well the match will pit our very own Lucas Torreira against the likes of Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and that lad at Liverpool with the really bright teeth.
It should be a feisty affair, those of you of a certain vintage may remember that Uruguay produced one of the great World Cup upsets in 1950 when they beat Brazil in the ‘final’ at Rio’s newly-built Maracana.
The match, which was played out in front of 200,000 locals, has gone down in history as the Maracanazo, which roughly translates as the great Maracana blow.
Not long after, Brazil binned their all-white ‘unpatriotic’ uniform and, after the running of a kit design competition by newspaper Correio da Manha, switched to their famed yellow and green jerseys. They’ve been a tad more successful since.
From what we can tell (we spent 10 seconds on google) Uruguay have won only 9 of the 44 games played between the two nations since 1950 and they’ve not registered a victory in 17 years.
If you fancy seeing if Lucas can stop the rot, tickets start from £15 for concessions and £30 for adults. More details here.