This upcoming Thursday, October 7, 2010, Brazil will take on one of its most surprising opponents: Iran.
There is a long history of Brazil playing outside of its own continent and against much lesser opponents in a somewhat random location. This Thursday Brazil takes on Iran in Abu Dhabi at 1 p.m. eastern (NY) only to travel to England for its second friendly of the week.
An even bigger surprise was that Brazil is going to England for its second game, but not to play in the big stadiums in London, but rather Brazil will take on the Ukraine in Derby. Why Ukraine and why Derby? I guess because the pitch in Isle of Man was taken.
Anyways, Mano Menezes has called up a few new players for his side and here is a preview of what I believe he will put on the field.