Soccer's fiercest rivalry, Argentina vs. Brazil, will battle again.
This time, the stakes will not be too high, but it still should be a competitive match. This game will be a friendly with mere bragging rights on the line and for coaches to measure their team's talent.
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
When: Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. ET
Live Stream: www.GolTV.tv
Argentina and Brazil are used to doing battle in many countries, but not the United States. This is the first match they will have on American grounds in their 34-match history. They will face-off in front of a sellout crowd of 82,000 fans.
This rivalry of these two soccer countries spans almost 100 years. The first match they played was in 1914. Through the years, both teams have had the greats put on their uniforms. Two of the greatest were Brazil's Pele and Argentina's Diego Maradona.
Currently, the two best players in the game again reside on both teams. Brazil's young star Neymar, and Argentina's three-time World Player of the Year, Lionel Messi, are the topic of debate when it comes to who is the best. Pele even chimed in on the debate and found another way to defend his country Brazil.
Now some are saying that Messi is better than Pele. Well, he has to be better than Neymar first, which he is not yet.
These two teams matched up in September 2011 and Brazil won 2-0. Brazil is coming off of a tough loss to Mexico, but has won four of their last five matches.
There are many talented stars that will take the field at MetLife Stadium. Brazil has Neymar, Alexandre Pato, and Marcelo, while Argentina has Messi, Javier Mascherano, Sergio Aguero.
But the edge must go to Argentina. Expect a statement game from Messi, who was called out by Pele. Messi will want to prove that he is better than Neymar, and what better way to do it than in a head to head matchup.
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