Football Federation (TFF) president, Leodegar Tenga has revealed that the highly-awaited international friendly match between Tanzania’s Taifa Stars and five-time World Cup champions, Brazil will be broadcasted live in over 160 countries.
Speaking after signing the agreement with Brazil national team match organiser, Philippe Huber, Tenga said Brazil’s Global Television will beam the match live from the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.
Global Television has exclusive rights to all Brazil matches, though he said local TV stations will be allowed to air live the match after agreeing with TFF.
Brazil who are currently camped in South Africa, will arrive on June 6 aboard a special flight from the World Cup host country, with a contingent of 60 people, among them 23 players, and will take to the field the following day and depart to South Africa immediately after the match.
“It is a very important match as it would be the last trial for Brazil in which coach Dunga would pick his World Cup first XI, therefore people from all over the world would be following it,” Tenga told Daily News.
“You do not have to travel to South Africa to watch Brazil, you have them at your finger tips - at the ultra modern sports complex,” Tenga added.
The president though refused to reveal the cost to be incurred by hosting one of the World Cup top dogs, saying both sides agreed to keep the information confidential.
Tenga said they would advice the national team coach Marcio Maximo to call professional players who are based abroad.
“It is a match where we need to put up the best side, we will advice coach Maximo on professional players for the best results,” he explained.
The match organizer, Huber said, “We’ve already agreed on important terms and the match is confirmed. Hope for the best match.”
The Selecao players expected in Tanzania include:
Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar (Inter), Gomes (Tottenham Hotspur), Doni (AS Roma)
Defenders: Maicon (Inter), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Juan (AS Roma), Lucio (Inter), Luisao (Benfica), Thiago Silva (Milan), Michel Bastos (Lyon), Gilberto (Cruzeiro)
Midfielders: Gilberto Silva (Panathinaikos), Josue (VfL Wolfsburg), Ramires (Benfica), Elano (Galatasaray), Felipe Melo (Juventus), Julio Baptista (AS Roma), Kaka (Real Madrid), Kleberson (Flamengo)
Forwards: Luis Fabiano (Sevilla), Nilmar (Villarreal), Robinho (Manchester City), Grafite (VfL Wolfsburg)