Brazilian FA representatives, led by Olympic Team Manager Claudio Branco, visited FK Partizan today. Selecao guests were greeted by Partizan representatives Ivica Iliev and Dragan Velanac and exchange of gifts followed as well as best wishes for upcoming challenges.
Priority for visitors from Latin America was to look at the conditions of Partizan Stadium where Brazil Olympic football team will play a friendly against Cape Verde on Saturday, 5th of June.
Pleased with options and conditions Partizan Stadium can offer, Brazilians decided to play another friendly here, the one against Serbian U-19 team coached by 80s Partizan player Zvonko Zivkovic.
Serbia U-19`s will play Brazil Olympic Team on 8th of June, originally at Serbian FA Nova Pazova ground and Brazil FA representatives insisted this fixture to be moved to Humska Rd, with live local coverage from Arena Sport TV.
“I know FK Partizan has a long tradition and I`m really honoured to be here. Conditions are great and I`s like to thank my hosts on behalf of Brazilian FA for allowing us to prepare for Olympics in such ambience” – said Branco.
Claudio Branco, legendary Brazilian footballer who made history scoring a USA WC 1994 quarter-finals goal for Brazil against Netherlands, also had an opportunity to chat with Partizan fans, even presenting one little girl with a Brazil cap, while Ivica Iliev gifted Claudio Branco with a Partizan number 6 shirt, wishing club`s honoured guest champions title at the Tokyo Olympics this year.