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BRAZIL AT THE LANE

Posted on 11 August 2006  - 12:00

White Hart Lane will play host to the prestigious friendly international between Brazil and Wales on Tuesday September 5, kick-off 7.30pm.

White Hart Lane will play host to the prestigious friendly international between Brazil and Wales on Tuesday September 5, kick-off 7.30pm.

The fixture will see the likes of Ronaldinho, Kaka and Ronaldo take to the Lane stage under the new management of 1994 World Cup winning captain Dunga as Brazil take their show on the road on a short visit to London.

Wales, now managed by former Real Madrid coach John Toshack, are preparing for their bid for European Championship 2008 qualification and still included in their ranks are Ryan Giggs, Craig Bellamy and former Spurs favourite Simon Davies.

"The match will be a great spectacle," commented Brazilian Football Confederation Chairman Ricardo Terra Teixeira. "With London's multicultural population and love of football, we are looking forward to a carnival atmosphere during our visit.

John Toshack added: "This is an exciting prospect for both players and fans. We have assembled a fantastic squad and it will be great to see the likes of Bellamy and Giggs going up against the might of Brazil - it is set to be a real showcase for their talents.

It will be the first time in six years that Wales have come up against Brazil, with the last encounter in Cardiff resulting in a 3-0 victory for the South Americans.

"The last international fixture we staged at White Hart Lane was the Under-21 play-off between England and France, which attracted a record crowd. People at Spurs love their football and they will certainly love to see Brazil," said our manager Martin Jol.

"Even though they didn't do so well at the World Cup, I think they are still the most exciting team in the world. Seeing them live at our stadium will be a big thrill."

Ticket details will be published here early next week.