Argentina to meet Portugal at Emirates Stadium

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Argentina will play a friendly international against Portugal in London on Feb. 9.

It will be the second time each side has played at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium. Argentina lost 3-0 to Brazil in September 2006, while Portugal beat the same opponent 2-0 five months later.

The match could feature the world's two best players in Argentina striker Lionel Messi and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo.

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis says it "is a fantastic opportunity for football lovers in the UK to watch some of the world's best players."

Arsenal has hosted a total five internationals since its 60,355-seat stadium opened in July 2006.