Brazil to face Panama in pre-World Cup friendly

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 24: Brazil will fine-tune their FIFA World Cup preparations with an international friendly against Panama June 3.

The two teams will meet at the Serra Dourada stadium in the central Brazilian city of Goiania, Panama’s football federation said on its official website Sunday, reports Xinhua.

It will be Brazil’s penultimate fixture before they face Croatia in the World Cup opener in Sao Paulo June 12.

Luiz Felipe Scolari’s side are expected to play their final warmup match against Serbia June 6 at Sao Paulo’s Morumbi stadium.

Panama are currently ranked 32nd in FIFA’s world rankings while Brazil are ninth.

IANS