Brazil announced that the friendly with Argentina is officially “canceled”. The news was confirmed during the press conference to announce those summoned for the matches on the FIFA date in June.
According to Juninho Paulista, the friendly in Australia was canceled at the request of the AFA. DT Lionel Scaloni himself had asked that the meeting not take place. And the Argentine association made the request to the Pitch International company, which is in charge of organizing the friendlies of both selected teams.
With the cancellation of this friendly, Brazil and Argentina only have the suspended match of the South American Qualifiers pending that FIFA. It would be played in September, but the AFA will appeal the decision at the TAS.
In that September window, the five-time world champion is planning a friendly against Mexico in the United States.
In replacement of the match against Argentina, Brazil would play that same June 11 with an African rival, due to the refusal of the Europeans. In addition, the team led by Tite will play on June 2 against South Korea, in Seoul. And then he will travel to Japan.