Brazil to play Uruguay in November friendly in London

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil will play Uruguay in a friendly on Nov. 16 at London’s Emirates Stadium.

The Brazilian football confederation said on Tuesday that it has yet to pick an opponent for its last friendly of the year, also in November.

Brazil and Uruguay are preparing for next year’s Copa America, which will be played in Brazil in June.

Brazil’s coordinator Edu Gaspar said the choice for Uruguay is based on the idea playing against increasingly tough opponents ahead of the tournament.

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Brazil has played the United States and El Salvador since being eliminated in the World Cup quarterfinals against Belgium.

On Friday the team will play against Saudi Arabia. Four days later it takes on Argentina, who will not have star Lionel Messi for the match.

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