Tri, Brazil would visit Arlington in June

Updated: January 12, 2012, 2:58 PM ET
By Todd Archer |

The Dallas Cowboys are close to finalizing a deal to have Mexico play Brazil in an international soccer friendly June 3 at Cowboys Stadium, the team said.

Brazil's soccer federation announced on its website a three-game tour of the United States set for the spring, but a contract has yet to be completed with Cowboys Stadium. This would be Brazil's first trip to the stadium.

Mexico has already played two matches in the three-year history of the $1.2 billion stadium in Arlington, drawing 82,252 for the 2009 Gold Cup and 80,108 for last year's Gold Cup.

A game featuring one of the world's best teams in Brazil, with players such as Neymar, Kaka and Robinho, against El Tri, with players like Javier Hernandez and Giovani dos Santos, would be a huge draw and possibly bring in the largest soccer crowd in Texas.

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Todd Archer

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