Football’s ultimate rivalry returns to the MCG

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One of the biggest rivalries in world football will play out at the MCG when Brazil takes on Argentina, after the match was secured with support from the Andrews Labor Government.

Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Martin Pakula today announced the Superclásico 2022 will see the return of the two powerhouse South American teams to Melbourne on Saturday, 11 June.

The previous time these two teams played in Melbourne in 2017, more than 95,000 fans packed the MCG.

The event is expected to deliver a multimillion-dollar boost to the Victorian economy and attract thousands of interstate and international visitors to Melbourne.

The important lead-up game to the FIFA World Cup will generate significant interest from fans, broadcasters and media around the world.

The original format of the competition, the Superclásico de las Americas, was established in 2011 and is the continuation of the rivalry between Brazil and Argentina that stems back more than a century.

In 2019, an independent study found that the value of major events to the Victorian economy was $2.5 billion. The report also showed that major events attracted almost 6.9 million international and interstate visitors to Victoria.

Tickets will be available to the general public from 2pm, Thursday, 21 April via ticketek.com.au.


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