Soccer. Why did the stars of Brazil choose Le Havre for their match against Ghana?

Why did the Brazilian team choose the Le Havre training center before their friendly match against Ghana? (©VM/76actu)

Without insulting the Hacmen, for the time being second in Ligue 2 and authors of a thunderous start to the season, it has been a long time since we have seen such players at the training center of the oldest club. Thiago silva, Fabinho, Robert Firmin, Marquinhos and, at the head of the gondola, the Parisian Neymar. It throws! But what does this mythical nation of world football come to produce in the Le Havre (Seine Maritime) ?

Why HAC facilities?

The first part of the answer lies in the factual: the Brazilians will play a friendly match against the Ghana Friday, September 23, 2022. The second part deserves more explanation. Why choose the facilities of the ocean city and not those of a higher standing institution? To understand, you have to go back to that summer and tell the real soap opera that happened in South America.

The match against the Argentinian canceled

Basically, the Brazil had to face theArgentine a melbourneFr Australiafar from Oceane stadium. The match, which was not friendly but in the context of qualifying for the World Cup 2022 – to which both teams were already qualified anyway – was finally canceled in May. FIFA failed to fine both teams and forced them to play the match on September 22 in the land of samba.

The deleted event

Finally, for lack of stake and common ground, the opposition was definitively suppressed in mid-August before the Court of Arbitration for Sport. It was therefore necessary for the two selections to find a friendly match in order to prepare properly for the World Cup in Qatar which will take place from November 20 to December 18.

It’s quite complex to find a place to play. The first match was to be against Tunisia. On a bathroom had Ghana.

Vinicius RodriguesSeleçao press officer

London, Poland and Le Havre

The company Pitch International, which organized the event, initially wanted the meeting to take place at home, in London. The possibility of playing Poland was also mentioned, along with Le Havre. It was the quality of the training center that was sought after.

Some members of the Brazilian delegation spent two days in Le Havre at the beginning of September to visit the facilities, the stadium and the hotel, which convinced them. After Ghana, the Brazilian stars will leave for Paris to face the tunisia.

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The Hacmen should therefore not be tempted to look elsewhere, the grass is the greenest there.

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