Football’s Titans To Pack Out The MCG

09 February 2017

Two of the world’s football giants will go head to head in Melbourne later this year when Brazil and Argentina meet at the MCG.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren and former Socceroos star Josh Kennedy visited the hallowed turf today to announce that the Andrews Labor Government has secured the Chevrolet Brasil Global Tour in June.

It’s a chance for Victorians and visitors from right around the globe to see the world game’s hottest properties in action.

The match is set to feature current FIFA World Player of the Year, Lionel Messi, and Brazilian star Neymar Jr.

Messi is simply without peer. The Argentine maestro has won the FIFA Ballon d’Or four times and a staggering eight La Liga championships with Barcelona.

Neymar Jr was voted top three in the FIFA World Player of the Year and made history for Brazil when he found the back of the net to help his country win gold at the Rio Olympics.

Visit Victoria has a dedicated team working to bring the world's best sporting spectacles to our state, and has already secured world football’s biggest nations and the fastest man alive, Usain Bolt.

These events attract visitors in their thousands, and they’re here keeping our bars, restaurants and hotels busy, and that means jobs for Victorians.

There’s no occasion quite like a packed MCG and there’s no better place for the big events than Victoria.

The event is the exciting new version of the former International Champions Cup Australia. The two nations will play at the MCG on June 9.

Tickets will go on sale from noon Tuesday 21 February. For all ticketing information head to Link .

Quotes attributable to Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren

“There’s no bigger occasion in football than when Brazil takes on Argentina, and it’s coming to Melbourne.”

“These two nations are giants of the world game. This won’t just be a showstopper in Melbourne – it’s going to be viewed right around the world.”

“When we established Visit Victoria we said we’d attract even more blockbuster events and that’s exactly what we’ve done.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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