Arsenal to welcome Neymar and Co as they host Brazil vs Chile friendly at the Emirates

Game will take place on Sunday, 29 March

Arsenal will host a friendly between Brazil and Chile on March 29, the Emirates Stadium club has announced.

Chile and Brazil met in the knockout stages of the 2014 World Cup, where the hosts went through after a dramatic penalty shoot-out in Belo Horizonte.

The match, which will act as a warm-up for the Copa America, could see Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez come up against Brazilian poster-boy Neymar, of Barcelona, as well as Chelsea midfielder Oscars and Willian.

Brazil have played at the Emirates Stadium six times previuosly, including recent matches against Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis said: "Everyone at Arsenal is proud to once again be hosting a high profile international match at Emirates Stadium.

"The national teams of Brazil and Chile have many fantastic players and the match will give football fans the opportunity to watch an international friendly of the highest calibre.

"It's a compliment to both Arsenal and Emirates Stadium that we will once again be hosting a fixture of this magnitude."

PA

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