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Menezes disappointed with Superclássico cancellation

Mowa Press

Mano Menezes is disappointed that Brazil’s game with Argentina was cancelled last night, as the national coach didn’t get chance to try different players in a big game.

The second leg of the Superclássico das Américas was called off as a generator powering the stadium’s floodlights failed just before the match was about to kick off.

The teams had lined up for the anthems but Chilean referee Enrique Osses abandoned the game after an hour as officials failed to locate a back-up generator in the vicinity, much to the disappointment of Menezes.

He said: "Big teams like Argentina and Brazil should not go through this type of problem. We have prepared a lot for this match.

"We obviously wanted to play. We always want to play. Now we have to call up the players again for this match in the future.

"The objective of these two games was to play a historical opponent and to try different players in a big game.

"This is not proportional to the preparation we done, not to mention the disappointment."

Neymar was set to start the match as the lone striker as Mano Menezes fielded three defensive midfielders in a much criticised starting line-up.

The incident comes as an embarrassment to the Argentinean FA who organised the fixture in Resistencia.

The AFA stated after the match that no new dates were available as the international calendar was packed until the end of the year.


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