Brazil to play Emirates and Kuwait

Brazil will play the United Arab Emirates and a Kuwaiti select side in its final exhibition games this season, the Brazilian soccer confederation said Friday.

One of 27 sides to have secured its place in the 32-team 2006 World Cup field in Germany, Brazil announced it will play a friendly Nov. 12 against the United Arab Emirates, which did not qualify for soccer's quadrennial championship.

Three says later, Brazil will face a squad dubbed the "Kuwait All Stars," featuring top Kuwaiti players who play for foreign clubs.

Brazil will play only one more friendly before the World Cup. Coach Carlos Alberto Parreira said the exhibition game will be held in March but said the opponent would be announced later, AP reports.

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