Just when you think you're tough enough


Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr face off at Melbourne Cricket Ground – 09.06.2017

Football fans will descend upon Australia when two of the world’s football giants go head to head in Melbourne when Brazil and Argentina meet at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 9 June 2017.

Players Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr will grace the MCG, when they lead Argentina and Brazil in the Chevrolet Brasil Global Tour match, kicking off at 8pm. It will be only the second time the two fierce rivals have faced off against one another in Melbourne – the last being at the Olympic Park Stadium as part of the Australian Bicentennial Gold Cup in 1988.

The Chevrolet Brasil Global Tour is part of an annual football matchup between the Brazil and Argentinian teams. Argentina and Brazil boast current FIFA rankings of number one and two in the world and between the two nations, they have won a combined 22 Copa Américas, seven FIFA World Cups, five FIFA Confederations Cups and three Summer Olympics Gold Medals.

The ‘Messiah’ of Argentina, Messi is simply without peer. The Argentine maestro has won the FIFA Ballon d’Or four times and a staggering eight La Liga championships with Barcelona. Renowned as the most popular Brazilian player of recent years, Neymar Jr was voted top three in the FIFA World Player of the Year and made history for Brazil when he found the back of the net to help his country win gold at the Rio Olympics.

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