Brazil will play New Zealand in
June hoping the experience will help them prepare for their World Cup group game
against Australia two weeks later.
The June 4 friendly in Geneva will be the world champions' last warm-up for the
tournament in Germany, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on its
"This will be useful in that we will be meeting a team with some similar
characteristics to Australia, our opponents in our second game," coach Carlos
Alberto Parreira told the website.
The friendly is nine days before Brazil's opening Group F game against Croatia
and two weeks before their meeting with the Socceroos. Brazil meet Japan in the
last group game on June 22.
Brazil will carry out their World Cup preparations at a base in Weggis,
Switzerland, between May 22 and June 4.
The CBF intends to organise another warm-up match prior to the New Zealand game,
the website said without giving details.