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Ghana line up Brazil friendly in London

Ghana will play Brazil in a high profile friendly in London next month. The match against the South American giants will be played at Craven Cottage on 5 September.

The clash with the five-time world champions is the second high-status friendly Ghana have lined up in six months.

“We have concluded talks to play Brazil in an international friendly in London next month,” Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi told MTNFootball.com.

“The match is part of our plans of getting the best sides to test the Black Stars with the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations approaching.”

The game will be played three days after the Black Stars host Swaziland in Group I of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Accra.

This game comes just six months after Ghana played England for the first time at Wembley which ended 1-1.

The prestigious Brazil match forms part of Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi’s promise to take the Black Stars to another level in his second term in office.

Ghana have played Brazil twice at the senior level with the five-time world champions winning both matches.

The two teams met in the second round of the 2006 World Cup, where Brazil beat Ghana 3-0 in Dortmund with goals from Ronaldo, Adriano and Ze Roberto.

Their second meeting came a year later in Sweden when Vagner Love’s first-half goal helped the South Americans to the victory in Stockholm.


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