Fluminense Announce Exhibition Match with Exeter City

It’s taken a while, but it’s been announced that there will be a match on Sunday 20th July between a Fluminense XI and an Exeter City XI. The announcement has come from Fluminense and be see<n on their site at http://www.fluminense.com.br/site/futebol/2014/05/30/fluminense-e-exeter-city-vao-celebrar-o-centenario-da-selecao-brasileira/

Fluminense have a Serie A game at home to Santos the day before, so this will not be the first team to play the Grecians.  It’s also not confirmed which ground will be used or tickets prices.

The article on the Fluminense website can be translated as follows:-

It is with great pride that the Fluminense Football Club opens its doors to receive the Exeter City Football Club. Together, we will celebrate the centenary of the Brazilian national football team. The English team was the opponent of the inaugural match, held at the Orange Stadium on July 21, 1914, and will return to our ground for a commemorative match, to be held on July 20, a Sunday 2014.flum_announcement

The foundation of the Brazilian team has real Tricolour (Fluminese) roots. The game that gave life to the team was held at the Stadium of Orange, on July 21, 1914, 12th birthday of Fluminense. The opponent was the English professional team Exeter City, who toured the continent. Brazil won by 2-0 and the first goal was scored by the Selection athlete Tricolor Oswaldo Gomes, one of the greatest icons of our history, and started the trend of most important national team on the planet.

The details of this commemorative event will be announced soon. The game itself does not have the status of an officially sanctioned FA game, but hundreds of Exeter fans will <come to the Exeter River for the occasion and will be received by Fluminense to know the Historical Stadium and the pitch, the scene of an episode that changed the course of Brazilian and World Football.

More to follow when we have it. No official announcement from Exeter City yet.

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Fluminense Announce Exhibition Match with Exeter City