Brazil to face Panama in pre-World Cup friendly

Brazil's international friendly against Panama will be played on June 3 before they face Croatia in the FIFA World Cup opener in Sao Paulo on June 12.

Updated: February 24, 2014 14:47 IST
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Rio de Janeiro: Brazil will fine-tune their FIFA World Cup preparations with an international friendly against Panama on June 3.

The two teams will meet at the Serra Dourada stadium in the central Brazilian city of Goiania, Panama's football federation said on its official website on Sunday, reports Xinhua.

It will be Brazil's penultimate fixture before they face Croatia in the World Cup opener in Sao Paulo on June 12.

Luiz Felipe Scolari's side is expected to play its final warm-up match against Serbia on June 6 at Sao Paulo's Morumbi stadium.

Panama are currently ranked 32nd in FIFA's world rankings while Brazil are ninth.

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