Two of the biggest powers in International football will square off against each other on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at the Emirates Stadium in London. Kick-off is set for 7.45pm.
The match, a repeat of the 1994 World Cup final, matches two nations who have won an incredible nine World Cup victories between them. Brazil have made seven World Cup Final appearances in their history, winning five, with Italy winning four of their six World Cup Final appearances, including their victory in the last tournament in Germany in 2006.
Of the 18 World Cup tournaments staged since the inaugural competition in 1930, nine have included either Brazil or Italy in the Final.
With this much history, you know that some of the world’s best footballers will be on display at the Emirates. The Brazil national team currently features players such as Ronaldinho, Kaka, Lucio, Robinho and ex-Arsenal player Gilberto, while Italy counters with Luca Toni, Andrea Pirlo, Gennaro Gattuso and Fabio Cannavaro
With so many of the Brazilian internationals planning in Serie A, I am sure that both sets of players will want to win to ensure bragging rights once they get back to Italy
It promises to be an exhilarating night of football at the Emirates and we have tickets available for a game that is sure to sell out.
Here are highlights from one their previous classic matches. The 1970 world cup final