Jerome Onguene of Cameroon and Yamikani Chester of Malawi during the 2019 Afcon qualifying football match between Cameroon and Malawi at the Hamadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde, Cameroon on 12 October 2018 ©Alain Suffo/BackpagePix
Monday Oct 29, 2018. 09:00
Cameroon’s friendly match against Brazil next month has been confirmed for the Stadium Milton Keynes.
The Selecao will play two matches in England in November, taking on South American rivals Uruguay at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium on the 16th.
The CBF lined up Cameroon as opposition for their second friendly game in the November international break, but were struggling to confirm a venue near London.
Talks took place to hold the match in Paris, but France will play there during the same week, while Seville and Madrid were also touted as possible venues.
However, over the weekend it was confirmed that Stadium MK will host the match on November 20. The 30,000-seater is the home ground for EFL League Two wide Milton Keynes Dons FC.
Dons chairman Pete Winkelman said: “It is a real privilege for the community of Milton Keynes to welcome Brazil, one of the greatest national football teams of all time, and reigning African Cup of Nations champions Cameroon to Stadium MK.
“We are all looking forward to hosting this magnificent sporting event here in November.”
Cameroon will first be in action on October 16 when they face Malawi in Blantyre in a Group B 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
Brazil have already named their squad for the two matches, with coach Tite including the likes of Neymar, Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Gabriel Jesus, Willian, Fabinho, Richarlison, Alisson and Ederson.