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World Soccer Powers Brazil and Portugal To Battle Sept. 10 at Gillette Stadium

The match will feature two of the top three players in the world: Brazil’s Neymar and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

2013 FIFA Confederations Cup champion Brazil will meet Portugal, the world’s sixth-ranked team, in an international friendly at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Courtesy: Revolution Soccer
2013 FIFA Confederations Cup champion Brazil will meet Portugal, the world’s sixth-ranked team, in an international friendly at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Courtesy: Revolution Soccer

Exciting news for Framingham soccer fans.

The 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup champion Brazil will meet Portugal, the world’s sixth-ranked team, in a match at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m.

The match, which will be played during an official FIFA competition window, will feature the teams’ top squads, including two of the top three players in the world: Brazil’s Neymar and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo

Other top Brazilian players from the team that won the Confederations Cup , a preparation tournament for the 2014 FIFA World Cup will play including Fred, Hulk, Thiago Silva and David Luiz.

Portugal’s call-ups for its recent World Cup qualifiers include Nani, Hélder Postiga, Pepe and Bruno Alves.

Tickets for this match start at $50 and are available through Ticketmaster outlets and the Gillette Stadium box office by calling 1-877-GET-REVS.

“We’re very excited to be able to present this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fans in our region who care so deeply about these two legendary national teams,” Revolution president Brian Bilello said in a press release “Being able to host this match during an official FIFA window, and therefore attracting the top squads from both countries – and some of the world’s top players – means this will be a truly memorable event for everyone in attendance.”

“It is always a thrill to come to the United States and I am very happy to play against Portugal in Boston at Gillette Stadium on September 10,” Brazil forward Neymar said. “The Boston-area has a very large Brazilian population and I invite all of our fans in the United States to come out and enjoy the match.”

“We are thrilled to return to Gillette Stadium and the greater Boston area,” Brazil Federation President Jose Maria Marin said. “The opportunity to play against a world-class opponent in Portugal is an exciting opportunity and we look forward to once again playing in front of our passionate fans living in the Boston area.”

Brazil defeated the defending World Cup and European champion Spain, 3-0, Sunday in the FIFA Confederations Cup, the preparation tournament for the 2014 World Cup. As the host nation of the 2014 World Cup, Brazil does not have to go through qualifying for the tournament.

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