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Brazil to play El Salvador in friendly

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP):

Brazil will meet El Salvador in a friendly next month in a suburb of Washington, DC.

The game will be held at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, on September 11, four days after coach Tite's team takes on the US in a previously announced friendly at East Rutherford, New Jersey.

The two matches will be Brazil's first since its World Cup quarterfinal elimination against Belgium in July.

They will also be the first games since Tite extended his contract until the end of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Tite will announce his squad next Friday. The matches are part of Brazil's preparation for Copa AmÈrica, which it will host in June 2019.

The US may not have a full-time coach in place for the September 7 friendly.

Bruce Arena quit last October after the Americans failed to qualify for the World Cup. Dave Sarachan, his assistant, is now interim coach and has led the team to two wins, a loss, and two draws.

Former US midfielder Earnie Stewart was hired as general manager this month and will lead the search for a full-time coach.