Today the New England Revolution officially announced that Gillette Stadium will host an international friendly between Brazil and Portugal on Sept. 10. The Portuguese and Brazilian federations previously stated that the game would take place on Sept. 9.
Brazil just won the Confederations Cup, defeating top-ranked Spain 3-0 in the final game. Brazil also notched victories over Mexico, Italy, Japan, and Uruguay in the tournament.
Portugal will be coming off of a busy summer which included a key 1-0 victory over Russia in World Cup qualifying.
In an interview with Boston.com in May, Revolution President Brian Bilello mentioned that planning for a major friendly was in the works, but did not specify whether or not it would involve the Revolution.
In the past, the Revolution have played the likes of Benfica, Sporting CP, Celtic, Ajax, Fiorentina, Modena, Cruziero, and Manchester United at Gillette Stadium.
This will be Portugal's first ever visit to Foxborough.
Meanwhile, Brazil has close to sold-out Gillette Stadium in the past. They defeated Mexico, 3-2, before a record crowd of 67,684--the largest ever soccer crowd at Gillette Stadium-- on Sept. 12, 2007. Brazil returned to Foxborough on June 6, 2008, where they lost in an international friendly to Venezeula, 2-0, in front of 54,045.
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