LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Brazil vs. Argentina 2012 will deliver the only International Friendly futbol match (en vivo 6 PM EST) Wednesday. Brazil vs. Argentina kicks off their soccer showdown on a day filled with a sea of Champions League matches. But while Wednesday’s match is not critical for either countries, it will test Brazil’s strengths and weaknesses going into the fall.
This September’s match, ironically, is the first of two back-to-back international friendly matches between the two countries. On Wednesday, they will battle in Serra Dourada and then next month will head to Antonio Vespucio Liberti.
Brazil, unlike other soccer powerhouses, doesn’t have anymore FIFA games this fall. But earlier this summer, they impressed news with a series of wins internationally.
The team destroyed Sweden in August, delivering a three goal victory against a scoreless Sweden. Then against South Africa, they won again, keeping the Africans scoreless And finally, last week, they shocked news with an 8-0 victory against the Chinese.
Brazil has had a near perfect year filled with Friendly matches. It started this spring when the team defeated everyone from USA to Greet Britain. But the team’s match Wednesday with be their second of three showdowns against Argentina this year. In June, Brazil was defeated by Argentina.
In their last showdown, Lionel Messi delivered a hat trick for Argentina, scoring two of his goals just three minutes apart against Brazil. Federico Fernandez also delivered later numbers for Argentina. Brazil’s numbers, in contrast, came from Hulk, Oscar, and Romulo.
Argentina, in contrast, will use tomorrow’s game as a warm-up for more Copa Mundial qualifiers starting next month. Earlier this month, Argentina impressed news with a draw against Peru and a win against Paraguay. Messi was the key in the Paraguay win as well, officials remind news. After earlier goals by Gonzalo Higuain and Angel Di Maria, Messi scored a the sixty three minute mark. For live score updates tomorrow, click HERE.