Brazil vs Argentina: Over 60,000 tickets had been sold for Brazil’s match against Argentina at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on June 11. As a result, the match has been canceled, much to the chagrin of Victoria’s Minister of Events and Sports, Martin Pakula.
Why was Brazil vs Argentina football match canceled?
“Regrettably, the event promoters have been informed by Pitch, the Superclasico June 11 2022 match agent, that contrary to their prior agreement and commitment to do so, Argentina is no longer prepared to travel to Australia for the match against Brazil. With great disappointment the match has therefore been cancelled and full refunds will be issued.
All purchased tickets will receive a full refund.
Tickets will be automatically refunded in full (including refundable ticket purchase, if relevant) to the original payment method used for purchase and patrons do not need to take any action.”
The Australian local sports minister Martin Pakula is believed to have been infuriated on receiving the news. He told ABC, “They owe Australian football fans an explanation.”. Although the two teams do still have to play a mandatory CONMEBOL World Cup qualifier, they have already booked their places in the FIFA World Cup 2022. It remains to be seen if this friendly will indeed take place in Australia.