Brazil to face Ireland at Emirates

LONDON - Five-times world champions Brazil will face Giovanni Trapattoni's Ireland in a friendly at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium on March 2, organisers Kentaro said in a news release on Tuesday.

Dunga's Brazil, who begin their World Cup bid against North Korea on June 15, have previously drawn big crowds against Argentina, Portugal, Sweden and Italy at the Emirates.

Ireland failed to qualify for the World Cup in South Africa.