Argentina And Brazil To Play Annual Fixture

The two South American giants will play two friendlies a year under the new agreement, with the squads made up of domestic players only...
South American football powerhouses Argentina and Brazil are set to play each other twice a year, in joint plans proposed by the countries' respective governing bodies.

Ole reports that AFA head Julio Grondona held a meeting on Friday with CBF counterpart Ricardo Teixeira, where they both signed a commitment to play two friendly games a year. According to the AFA website, the games would be played on a home and away basis, with one based in Rio de Janeiro and the other in Buenos Aires. There would also be an obligation for the squads to be composed of domestic players only.

Grondona also had kind words for the Albiceleste's historic rivals, as the ink was drying on the deal.

"In a sporting sense Brazil, as the years have gone by, have shown they are the best and Argentina, with all its historical issues and difficulties, still follows a little below.

"The two countries should be permanently united within the football world, and the only place we can afford different methods of thinking is on the pitch itself."

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