Lights go out on Argentina-Brazil friendly

Updated: 04 October 2012 15:40 IST

The prestige international between Argentina and Brazil was called off on Wednesday night in the northern city of Chaco, when the floodlights failed just before kick-off.

Lights go out on Argentina-Brazil friendly
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Buenos Aires:

The prestige international between Argentina and Brazil was called off on Wednesday night in the northern city of Chaco, when the floodlights failed just before kick-off.

After much hype and anticipation for the second leg of the "Superclasico de las Americas", the teams were already on the pitch and the national anthems had been played before a massive floodlight failure threw the stadium into partial darkness.

After a one-hour delay and no signs of improvement, the referee called the match off much to the disappointment of fans inside the Resistencia stadium.

With World Cup 2014 qualifiers and South American Cup fixtures dominating the upcoming football calendar, there has been no announcement of a rescheduled date.

The match was set to be the second leg of a Argentina v Brazil series, after Brazil won the first match 2-1 in Goiania, and features only players from their respective domestic championships.

Topics : Football Brazil Argentina
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